French Creek, New York

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Population in 2010: 906.
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 467  (51.5%)
Females: 439  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14724.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,498 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
French Creek:

$50,498
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,333 (it was $15,496 in 2000)

French Creek town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,430 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
French Creek:

$84,430
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 French Creek: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in French Creek, NY (2010)
    • 88497.6%White alone
    • 91.0%Two or more races
    • 80.9%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: German (20.3%), Irish (16.1%), Dutch (13.9%), English (11.2%), Polish (7.2%), United States (6.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 36.2 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

French Creek, New York map

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
New York:

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

2.1% ($1,256)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (19.9 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (73.6 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (276.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Clymer, NY (2.4 miles ),
Mina, NY (2.5 miles ),
Wattsburg borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Corry, PA (3.0 miles ),
Columbus, PA (3.1 miles ),
Sherman, NY (3.1 miles ),
Elgin borough, PA (3.2 miles ),
Bear Lake, PA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 42.05 N, Longitude: 79.70 W

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $49,000
Number of permits per 10,000 French Creek, NY residents
Average permit cost in French Creek, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in French Creek, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.3%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in French Creek, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)

Average climate in French Creek, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

French Creek, New York average temperatures French Creek, New York average precipitation French Creek, New York humidity French Creek, New York wind speed French Creek, New York snowfall French Creek, New York sunshine French Creek, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.0200. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0200
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.99
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.972
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00043. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00043
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

French Creek-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the French Creek town center .

On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

French Creek-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 52.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 81.3 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 57.1 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 301.3 miles away from French Creek 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 224.5 miles away from French Creek center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city 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).
French Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near French Creek:

  • CORRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • CORRY REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • DAVITA - CORRY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • UNION CITY MEM HOSP (Hospital, about 13 miles away; UNION CITY, PA)
  • COMMUNITY NURSING NORTH EAST (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; NORTH EAST, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to French Creek:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 16 miles; Erie, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Mercyhurst University (about 19 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 2,888)
  • Gannon University (about 21 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 26 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 34 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)
  • Allegheny College (about 36 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in French Creek: Marks Corners (A), Boozel Farms (B), Cabhi Farm (C), Dunnewold Farms (D), Willink Farms (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in French Creek include: Saint Matthias Church (A), Edwards Chapel (B), Cutting Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Matthias Cemetery (1), Cutting Cemetery (2), Taft Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cutting Brook (A), Black Brook (B), Beaver Meadow Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Tommy Leach - Baseball player.

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:

2.7 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.9%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.4%
Whole state:

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

4.6%
Whole state:

7.4%

For population 15 years and over in French Creek:

Marital status in French Creek, NY
  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in French Creek:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for French Creek, 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
Chautauqua County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This 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.
State:

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

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

11.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

29.3%
State:

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 French Creek:

  • WRIE (1260 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WFNN (1330 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWCB (1370 AM; 1 kW; CORRY, PA; Owner: CORRY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEYZ (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORTH EAST, PA)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPSE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PA STATE UN)

Strongest FM radio stations in French Creek:

  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRTS (103.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMCE (88.5 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: MERCYHURST COLLEGE)
  • WXKC (99.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WFGO (94.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQHZ (102.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WCTL (106.3 FM; UNION CITY, PA; Owner: INSPIRATION TIME, INC.)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WQLN-FM (91.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTA (97.9 FM; EDINBORO, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WXXO (104.5 FM; CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEFR (88.1 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WERG (89.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: GANNON UNIVERSITY)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQFX-FM (103.1 FM; RUSSELL, PA; Owner: SOUTHBRIDGE RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around French Creek:

  • WICU-TV (Channel 12; ERIE, PA; Owner: SJL OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.)
  • WJET-TV (Channel 24; ERIE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ERIE, L.L.C.)
  • WSEE-TV (Channel 35; ERIE, PA; Owner: INITIAL BROADCASTING OF PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WQLN (Channel 54; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WFXP (Channel 66; ERIE, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • W48CH (Channel 48; ERIE, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62AD (Channel 62; CLYMER, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • W60AC (Channel 60; FINDLEY LAKE, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 24.2mTotal length
  • $21,095,000Total costs
  • 4,824Total average daily traffic
  • 573Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,868Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in French Creek, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for French Creek, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in French Creek, NY
  • 29.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.7%Utility gas
  • 16.9%Wood
  • 5.3%Other fuel
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in French Creek, NY
  • 31.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.8%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 3.0%Other fuel


French Creek compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.
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