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Stanley's maple glen syrup Stanley and David Lesefske, circa 1952, Niagara Falls Cattaraugus Creek. The tannery polluted this so bad. Toxic.
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Gowanda is a village in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area. (The community straddles Cattaraugus and Erie counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

Gowanda is in the Southern Tier region.

The community name derives from Iroquoian for "almost surrounded by hill."

The latitude of Gowanda is 42.463N. The longitude is -78.936W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,766.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,565
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gowanda demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Aldrich's Mills
· Lodi
· Persia
· West Lodi
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Harvest Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gowanda web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Gowanda residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gowanda ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gowanda was $16,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Gowanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Gowanda include Gowanda Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Gowanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.


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Libraries in Gowanda include Gowanda Free Library ... View libraries

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Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gowanda political report.

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The average commute time for Gowanda workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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