Cattaraugus County NY Information


Cattaraugus County Subdivisions

Cattaraugus County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 79,296
Population in Households 76,699
Population in Familes 59,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,597
Population Density1 61
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 32,103
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 20,249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,672 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,431 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,836 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $87,879
Average Home Value $117,637


Median Household Income $43,781
Average Household Income $55,902
Per Capita Income $22,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.28%
Households -0.08% -0.21%
Families -0.24% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cattaraugus County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cattaraugus County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 45th
Population Density1 # 51 19th
Diversity Index2 # 41 34th
Median Household Income # 59 6th
Per Capita Income # 58 8th

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