Cattaraugus County, NY

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Population

78,175

0.422% decline

Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$45,571

3.84% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

33,732

1.12% decline

Median Property Value

$86,500

1.65% growth

About

In 2017, Cattaraugus County, NY had a population of 78.2k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $45,571. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cattaraugus County, NY declined from 78,506 to 78,175, a -0.422% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,884 to $45,571, a 3.84% increase.

The population of Cattaraugus County, NY is 90.8% White Alone, 2.85% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.02% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Cattaraugus County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cattaraugus County, NY are St Bonaventure University (601 degrees awarded in 2016), Continental School of Beauty Culture-Olean (40 degrees), and Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (15 degrees).

The median property value in Cattaraugus County, NY is $86,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Cattaraugus County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cattaraugus County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cattaraugus County, NY employs 33.7k people. The largest industries in Cattaraugus County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,184 people), Manufacturing (4,679 people), and Retail Trade (3,840 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,069), Utilities ($59,615), and Public Administration ($50,781).

Median household income in Cattaraugus County, NY is $45,571. Males in Cattaraugus County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Cattaraugus County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,571

2017 value

± $1,241

3.84%

1 Year Growth

± 3.99%

Households in Cattaraugus County, NY have a median annual income of $45,571, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,884 in 2016, which represents a 3.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cattaraugus County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9612

  2. Census Tract 9615

  3. Census Tract 9611

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cattaraugus County, NY was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $60,483, followed by Census Tract 9615 and Census Tract 9611, with respective values of $60,262 and $58,707.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cattaraugus County, NY (12.8k out of 75.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,003 ± 520

  2. Native American

    726 ± 93

  3. Black

    528 ± 162

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cattaraugus County, NY is White, followed by Native American and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

33.7k

2017 Value

± 849

-1.12%

1 Year decline

± 3.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cattaraugus County, NY declined at a rate of -1.12%, from 34.1k employees to 33.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cattaraugus County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,852 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,354 people), and Management Occupations (2,975 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cattaraugus County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cattaraugus County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,852 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,354 people), and Management Occupations (2,975 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cattaraugus County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.46 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.45 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cattaraugus County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,020), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,292), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,983).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

33.7k

2017 Value

± 849

-1.12%

1 Year decline

± 3.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cattaraugus County, NY declined at a rate of -1.12%, from 34.1k employees to 33.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cattaraugus County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,184 people), Manufacturing (4,679 people), and Retail Trade (3,840 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cattaraugus County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Cattaraugus County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cattaraugus County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,184 people), Manufacturing (4,679 people), and Retail Trade (3,840 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cattaraugus County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.81 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.79 times), and Manufacturing (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cattaraugus County, NY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,069), Utilities ($59,615), and Public Administration ($50,781).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Cattaraugus County, NY has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Cattaraugus County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Cattaraugus County, NY see 2051 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.79% increase from the previous year (2015 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 903 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,051 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cattaraugus County, NY see an average of 2,051 patients per year. This represents a 1.79% increase from the previous year (2,015 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cattaraugus County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.52%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cattaraugus County, NY declined by 17.2% from 9.09% to 7.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cattaraugus County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cattaraugus County, NY is home to a population of 78.2k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.95% of Cattaraugus County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cattaraugus County, NY is composed of 71k White Alone residents (90.8%), 2.23k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.85%), 1.58k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.02%), 1.36k Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 1.28k Black or African American Alone residents (1.63%), 691 Asian Alone residents (0.884%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0588%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cattaraugus County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cattaraugus County, NY was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Cattaraugus County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cattaraugus County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.53k people

2.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.66k people

As of 2017, 1.95% of Cattaraugus County, NY residents (1.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cattaraugus County, NY was 2.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Cattaraugus County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cattaraugus County, NY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71k ± 33

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.23k ± 113

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.58k ± 180

In 2017, there were 31.9 times more White Alone residents (71k people) in Cattaraugus County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.58k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cattaraugus County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cattaraugus County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cattaraugus County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cattaraugus County, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,363 ± 193

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    719 ± 123

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    680 ± 131

Cattaraugus County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cattaraugus County, NY awarded 656 degrees. The student population of Cattaraugus County, NY is skewed towards women, with 979 male students and 1,185 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cattaraugus County, NY are White (496 and 76.5%), followed by Unknown (53 and 8.18%), Black or African American (36 and 5.56%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 5.09%).

The largest universities in Cattaraugus County, NY by number of degrees awarded are St Bonaventure University (601 and 91.6%), Continental School of Beauty Culture-Olean (40 and 6.1%), and Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (15 and 2.29%).

The most popular majors in Cattaraugus County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (78 and 11.9%), Accounting (73 and 11.1%), and Journalism (72 and 11%).

The median tuition costs in Cattaraugus County, NY are $31,366 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 51 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cattaraugus County, NY was Accounting with 51 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cattaraugus County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 601 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,366

Median Private

In 2016, the Cattaraugus County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was St Bonaventure University with 601 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

276

Degrees Awarded to Men

380

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 276 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cattaraugus County, NY, which is 0.726 times less than the 380 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Cattaraugus County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    496 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cattaraugus County, NY were to White students. These 496 degrees mean that there were 9.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cattaraugus County, NY was $86,500 in 2017, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,100 to $86,500, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Cattaraugus County, NY is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cattaraugus County, NY have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cattaraugus County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,571

Median Household Income

± $1,241

31.7k

Number of Households

± 807

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.7k households in Cattaraugus County, NY grew to $45,571 from the previous year's value of $43,884.

The following chart displays the households in Cattaraugus County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$86,500

2017 Median

± $1,424

$85,100

2016 Median

± $1,262

In 2017, the median property value in Cattaraugus County, NY grew to to $86,500 from the previous year's value of $85,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cattaraugus County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cattaraugus County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cattaraugus County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cattaraugus County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Cattaraugus County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cattaraugus County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cattaraugus County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cattaraugus County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cattaraugus County, NY have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Cattaraugus County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.15%

  3. Walked

    4.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cattaraugus County, NY was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.15%) and those who Walked (4.69%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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