Olean, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Olean, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Olean had a population of 14,030 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Olean is located at latitude 42.0839 and longitude -78.4351 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olean (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,447 feet.

The City of Olean (GNIS ID: 979305) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olean: Hamilton, Hesoh, Olean Point.

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Olean, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,030
Population in Households 13,793
Population in Familes 9,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density2 2,375
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $44,498
Average Household Income $59,008
Per Capita Income $26,361


Total Housing Units 7,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,265 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,971 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 916 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $83,159
Average Home Value $101,761


Total Households 6,236
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,329
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 -0.36% -0.41%
Households -0.42% -0.45%
Families -0.66% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Olean, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olean 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 # 143 88th
Population Density # 363 70th
Diversity Index # 545 55th
Median Household Income # 1020 15th
Per Capita Income # 883 26th

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