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Cattaraugus, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Cattaraugus had a population of 987 as of July 1, 2019. Cattaraugus ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cattaraugus is located at latitude 42.3292 and longitude -78.8681 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cattaraugus encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,375 feet.

The Village of Cattaraugus (GNIS ID: 2391589) 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 Cattaraugus is located within Town of New Albion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cattaraugus: Ga-da-ges-ga-o, Gah-ta-ra-ke-ras.

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Cattaraugus, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cattaraugus, NY Housing Affordability Index is 262
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Cattaraugus, NY Wealth Index is 47
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 987 (100%)
Population in Households 983 (99.6%)
Population in Families 815 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 883
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,870
Average Household Income $57,163
Per Capita Income $22,081
Wealth Index4 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $73,759
Housing Affordability Index3 262
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 407
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.16% -0.53%
Households -0.18% -0.55%
Families 0.27% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Cattaraugus, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cattaraugus to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 827 31st
Population Density # 742 38th
Diversity Index # 1060 12th
Median Household Income # 1006 16th
Per Capita Income # 1089 9th

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