Charlotte, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,729.
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 887  (51.3%)
Females: 842  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14782.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,467 (it was $35,192 in 2000)
Charlotte:

$48,467
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,690 (it was $15,733 in 2000)

Charlotte town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $75,778 (it was $54,300 in 2000)
Charlotte:

$75,778
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,086; detached houses: $130,691; townhouses or other attached units: $67,477; in 2-unit structures: $142,605; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $62,035; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $391,570; mobile homes: $49,542
March 2019 cost of living index in Charlotte: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Charlotte, NY (2010)
    • 1,66996.5%White alone
    • 352.0%Hispanic
    • 120.7%Two or more races
    • 50.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone

Races in Charlotte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (23.1%), English (20.7%), Irish (12.1%), Swedish (10.0%), Polish (8.2%), United States (8.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 36.5 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

Charlotte, New York map

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Charlotte town:

3.3% ($1,771)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (44.6 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (46.7 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (265.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sinclairville, NY (1.6 miles ),
Gerry, NY (2.2 miles ),
Cassadaga, NY (2.2 miles ),
Stockton, NY (2.4 miles ),
Arkwright, NY (2.6 miles ),
Cherry Creek, NY (2.7 miles ),
Ellington, NY (2.9 miles ),
Villenova, NY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 79.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Distribution of median household income in Charlotte, NY in 2017
Charlotte satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $65,600
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $25,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $55,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $68,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Charlotte, NY residents
Average permit cost in Charlotte, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Charlotte, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Charlotte, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)

Average climate in Charlotte, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.972
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Charlotte-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Charlotte town center .

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charlotte-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Charlotte center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 109.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 272.6 miles away from Charlotte center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 316.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from Charlotte center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charlotte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Charlotte:

  • LUTHERAN RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOMES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • HOSPICE CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MAYVILLE, NY)
  • BROOKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; DUNKIRK, NY)
  • BROOKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DUNKIRK, NY)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DUNKIRK, NY)
  • JAMESTOWN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)

Amtrak station near Charlotte:

  • 14 miles: DUNKIRK (108 E. 4TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charlotte:

  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 12 miles; Fredonia, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,523)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 13 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 41 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 42 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • St Bonaventure University (about 42 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; FT enrollment: 2,286)
  • Mercyhurst University (about 44 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 2,888)
  • Erie Community College (about 45 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charlotte: Pickett Corners (A), C and W Farm (B), Sinclairville Free Library (C), Charlotte Town Hall (D), Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Company 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charlotte include: Open Door Baptist Church (A), Sinclairville Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pickett Cemetery (1), Charlotte Center Cemetery (2), Evergreen Cemetery (3), Luce Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Chautauqua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.7%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

11.7%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

For population 15 years and over in Charlotte:

Marital status in Charlotte, NY
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Charlotte:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charlotte, NY (based on Chautauqua County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,91213
Mainline Protestant18,65986
Evangelical Protestant11,175105
Other2,88419
Orthodox2302
Black Protestant1201
None80,925-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Here:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Chautauqua County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Chautauqua County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
This county:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 148
Chautauqua County:

11.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chautauqua County:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

12.4%
New York:

15.6%

2.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.81%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Erie County, NY  0.58% ($41,641 average AGI)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.31% ($36,109)
from Erie County, PA  0.19% ($34,326)


3.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Erie County, NY  0.70% ($40,437 average AGI)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.29% ($31,943)
to Erie County, PA  0.19% ($44,787)

Strongest AM radio stations in Charlotte:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJTN (1240 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WDOE (1410 AM; 1 kW; DUNKIRK, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charlotte:

  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WMHU (101.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQFX-FM (103.1 FM; RUSSELL, PA; Owner: SOUTHBRIDGE RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W203AW (88.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charlotte:

  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W10BH (Channel 10; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62AG (Channel 62; SINCLAIRVILLE, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • W62AE (Channel 62; CHERRY CREEK, ETC., NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.0mTotal length
  • $13,349,000Total costs
  • 16,933Total average daily traffic
  • 2,010Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,096Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charlotte, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charlotte, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charlotte, NY
  • 43.5%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.9%Wood
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charlotte, NY
  • 42.4%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Wood


Charlotte compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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