Cattaraugus County NY Information


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, 2014 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 # 40 37th
Median Household Income # 58 8th
Per Capita Income # 57 10th

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Cattaraugus County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 79,791
Population in Households 77,097
Population in Familes 60,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,694
Population Density1 61
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 32,462
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 20,505
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41,464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,055 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,407 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,002 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $90,668
Average Home Value $114,880


Median Household Income $42,089
Average Household Income $53,055
Per Capita Income $21,681
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.15% -0.23%
Households 0.14% -0.12%
Families -0.06% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

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