Chautauqua County NY Information


Chautauqua County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 130,616
Population in Households 124,621
Population in Familes 96,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,995
Population Density2 123
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $46,324
Average Household Income $60,725
Per Capita Income $24,733


Total Housing Units 66,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,917 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,533 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,470 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $94,517
Average Home Value $123,533


Total Households 52,450
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 32,494
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 -0.39% -0.59%
Households -0.41% -0.65%
Families -0.58% -0.76%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.44%


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, 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 # 23 65th
Population Density # 30 53rd
Diversity Index # 29 55th
Median Household Income # 60 5th
Per Capita Income # 58 8th

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