Chautauqua County NY Information


Chautauqua County Subdivisions

Chautauqua County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 131,858
Daytime Population: Workers 59,722
Daytime Population: Residents 71,533
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 131,255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 125,741
Population in Familes 96,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,117
Population Density2 124
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $42,862
Average Household Income $57,574
Per Capita Income $23,519


Total Housing Units 66,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,407 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,650 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,863 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $92,973
Average Home Value $118,825


Total Households 53,057
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 32,910
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.52%
Households -0.3% -0.56%
Families -0.49% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.92%


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, 2017 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 Density # 30 53rd
Diversity Index # 29 55th
Median Household Income # 60 5th
Per Capita Income # 57 10th

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