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Persia is a town in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area.
Persia is in the Southern Tier region.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Persia. For links to other places called Persia, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Persia is 42.388N. The longitude is -78.926W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,339 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,512.
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25% of Persia residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Persia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Persia was $15,590, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Persia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Persia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $768.
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Persia political report.
The average commute time for Persia workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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