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People

Total Population 2,656
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,092
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 34.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,018
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.4%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $74,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 18.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gowanda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles S of Buffalo, New York
County Cattaraugus
Standard Zip Codes 14070
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.463
Longitude -78.936

Gowanda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GOWANDA CORRECTIONAL
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Station LITTLE VALLEY
Distance 16 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
Station FRANKLINVILLE
Distance 25.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cattaraugus 1,035 $49,531
Farnham 405 $62,188
Forestville 581 $49,091

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gowanda Public Libraries

Library
Gowanda Free Library
56 WEST MAIN STREET
Gowanda, New York
(716) 532-3451
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Gowanda Hospitals

TLC HEALTH NETWORK
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
100 MEMORIAL DRIVE
(716) 532-3377
Emergency Service: Yes

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Gowanda High Schools

GOWANDA HS
10674 PROSPECT ST
716-532-3325
Serves 485 students.

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