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Gowanda, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Gowanda had a population of 2,723 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 2,723
Population in Households 2,612
Population in Familes 1,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 1,709
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $43,895
Average Household Income $59,368
Per Capita Income $25,745


Total Housing Units 1,256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 692 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $84,422
Average Home Value $97,977


Total Households 1,142
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 642
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.06% -0.04%
Households 0.06% -0.05%
Families 0.04% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.7%

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, 2018 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 # 514 57th
Population Density # 481 60th
Diversity Index # 538 55th
Median Household Income # 1031 14th
Per Capita Income # 918 23rd

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