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Overview

Introduction to Olean, New York

Olean, New York, in Cattaraugus county, is 59 miles S of Cheektowaga, New York and 60 miles SE of Buffalo, New York.

Olean History

The present day City of Olean was first settled in in 1765. It was named after Olean Shephard, the first white child born in the area. The post office was originally named Olean Point. In 1823, the name was simplified to Olean. It was incorporated as a city in 1854. Petroleum was found in the area in the 1820s. The discovery of oil in 1874 played a significant role in the development of the city.

Olean and nearby Attractions

  • Rock City Park
  • Bartlett House Museum
  • Eldred World War II Museum
  • Cattaraugus County Memorial Museum
  • Allegany State Park
  • Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Things To Do In Olean

While staying in Olean, leisure hours can be spent at the War Veterans Park, Oak Hill Park, Forness Park, Bradher Ball Park, Boardman Park, and Franchot Field. The city is also home to the renowned Rock City Park. You can also visit the Cattaraugus County Memorial Museum, Fannie E. Bartlett and Olean Point Museum, and Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. Apart from these, the City of Olean organizes several recreational events and special festivals throughout the year.

Olean Transportation

Bradford Regional Airport is nearby.

Olean Higher Education

Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus County, the Continental School of Beauty Culture and the Olean Business Institute are some of the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,991
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+6,550
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married39%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,519

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,813
% Above Poverty Level77.5%
% Below Poverty Level22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$608
Median House Value$72,200

Ancestry

Irish19.5%
Italian15.7%
Polish13.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
English10.6%
French Except Basque5.1%
Swedish2.5%
Arab2.3%
Dutch2.3%
Lebanese2.1%
Scottish1%
Norwegian0.9%
West Indian0.8%
German0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Olean Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cattaraugus County
Standard Zip Codes14760
Phone Area Codes585,716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.08
Approximate Longitude-78.43

Olean Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOLIVAR
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationALLEGANY STATE PARK
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationFRANKLINVILLE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Limestone380$54,423

Olean Public Libraries

Olean Public Library
134 NORTH SECOND STREET
Olean, New York
(716) 372-0200

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Olean Hospitals

Olean General Hospital
(Non-profit)
515 Main St
(716) 373-2600

Olean Public Schools

Cattaraugus-allegany-erie-wyoming Boces
1825 Windfall Rd
ZIP: 14760
(716) 376-8254
Other
Total Enrollment 425
Washington West Elementary School
1626 Washington St
ZIP: 14760
(716) 375-8962
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
East View Elementary School
690 E Spring St
ZIP: 14760
(716) 375-8922
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Olean Senior High School
410 W Sullivan St
ZIP: 14760
(716) 375-8012
High
Total Enrollment 786
Olean Intermediate-middle School
401 Wayne St
ZIP: 14760
(716) 375-8069
Middle
Total Enrollment 635

Olean Private Schools

New Life Christian School
102 W Forest Ave
ZIP: 14760
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Archbishop Walsh High School
208 N 24th St
ZIP: 14760
Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Southern Tier Catholic School
208 N 24th St
ZIP: 14760
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
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