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Allegany is a village in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area.
Allegany is in the Southern Tier region.
The community name derives from Indian term for "long river" or "fine river."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Allegany. For links to other places called Allegany, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Allegany is 42.09N. The longitude is -78.494W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,421 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,839.
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22% of Allegany residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Allegany ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Allegany was $17,306, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Allegany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Allegany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.
Libraries in Allegany include Allegany Public Library ... View libraries
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Allegany political report.
The average commute time for Allegany workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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