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Olean is a town in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area.
Olean is in the Southern Tier region.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Olean. For links to other places called Olean, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Olean is 42.06N. The longitude is -78.425W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,837 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,029.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Olean demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cattaraugus County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14760 ZIP code.
20% of Olean residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olean ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olean was $19,265, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Olean residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Olean, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olean political report.
The average commute time for Olean workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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