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Gowanda, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Gowanda had a population of 2,692 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gowanda is located at latitude 42.4604 and longitude -78.9345 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gowanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Village of Gowanda (GNIS ID: 2390863) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Gowanda is located within Town of Persia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gowanda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gowanda: Aldrich Mills, Aldrich's Mills, Lodi, Persia, West Lodi.

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Gowanda, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,692
Daytime Population: Workers 804
Daytime Population: Residents 1,541
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 2,580
Population in Familes 1,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 1,690
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $41,865
Average Household Income $56,549
Per Capita Income $24,563


Total Housing Units 1,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 673 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 456 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $83,733
Average Home Value $93,917


Total Households 1,129
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 636
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.31%
Households -0.09% -0.32%
Families -0.09% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Gowanda, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gowanda to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 523 56th
Population Density # 491 59th
Diversity Index # 534 56th
Median Household Income # 1044 13th
Per Capita Income # 918 23rd

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