Allegany, New York

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Allegany, New York

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High Points

Allegany strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Allegany Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Allegany College Educated Adults
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 10% Allegany Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Allegany Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Allegany, New York

Comparing Allegany to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 7
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7

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Allegany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles S of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles S of Buffalo, New York
County Cattaraugus
Standard Zip Codes 14706
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.09
Longitude -78.494

Allegany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 41.1 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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Allegany Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,883 100%
Male 857 45.5%
Female 1,026 54.5%
Under 18 387 20.6%
18+ 1,496 79.4%
65+ 333 17.7%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,818 96.5%
African-American 10 0.5%
Asian 38 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.7%

Estimated Allegany Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,831
Growth -52
Growth % -2.8%

Allegany Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 23.4%
German 19.4%
Italian 16.6%
Polish 8.5%
English 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
US/American 3.2%
Swedish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Slavic 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Russian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Yugoslavian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Other Subsaharan African 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Allegany 1,883 $51,354
Limestone 411 $33,125
Olean 15,347 $38,355
Portville 1,024 $40,060
Salamanca 6,097 $30,996
St. Bonaventure 2,127 $43,542
Weston Mills 1,608 $40,978

Allegany Public Libraries

Allegany Public Library
Allegany, New York
(716) 373-1056

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Allegany High Schools (2004)

Serves 466 students.

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