Cattaraugus County NY Information


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  1. Cattaraugus County 2019 Demographic Data
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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Cattaraugus County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 78,893
Population in Households 76,294
Population in Familes 59,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,599
Population Density 60
Diversity Index1 21


Median Household Income $50,056
Average Household Income $62,952
Per Capita Income $25,322
Wealth Index3 63


Total Housing Units 41,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,187 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,472 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,452 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $90,923
Housing Affordability Index2 193


Total Households 31,659
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 19,895
Average Family Size 3
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.19% -0.49%
Households -0.2% -0.52%
Families -0.35% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


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, 2019 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 # 36 44th
Population Density # 51 19th
Diversity Index # 43 32nd
Median Household Income # 52 18th
Per Capita Income # 52 18th

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