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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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Median household income
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$35,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Allegany demographic reports
Allegany is on the Allegany River.
Former and merged names include:
· Burton
Oil was discovered here in the 19th century. By 1878, there were 100 productive wells here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Allegheny River Valley Trail
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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33% of Allegany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Allegany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.


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

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The average commute time for Allegany workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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