Chautauqua County NY Information


Chautauqua County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 133,159
Population in Households 126,765
Population in Familes 97,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,394
Population Density1 126
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 54,038
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 33,611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 67,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,980 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,058 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,098 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $90,151
Average Home Value $117,296


Median Household Income $42,476
Average Household Income $55,941
Per Capita Income $23,066
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.36%
Households -0.06% -0.28%
Families -0.23% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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, 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 # 23 65th
Population Density1 # 30 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 29 55th
Median Household Income # 60 5th
Per Capita Income # 57 10th

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