Chautauqua County NY Information


Chautauqua County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 134,386
Population in Households 127,874
Population in Familes 98,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,512
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 54,548
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 33,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 67,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,543 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,005 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,802 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $95,564
Average Home Value $123,535


Median Household Income $41,790
Average Household Income $54,184
Per Capita Income $22,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% -0.15%
Households 0.13% -0.07%
Families -0.08% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


Chautauqua County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chautauqua 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 # 23 65th
Population Density1 # 29 55th
Diversity Index2 # 31 52nd
Median Household Income # 59 6th
Per Capita Income # 54 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.