Olean, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 15,347. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,799 (-3.6% change)
Males: 7,186 (46.8%), Females: 8,161 (53.2%)

Cattaraugus County

Zip code: 14760

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $30,400 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,900 (year 2000)

Races in Olean:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.6%)
  • Black (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (27.6%), Irish (21.2%), Italian (12.6%), English (12.0%), Polish (10.9%), United States (4.8%).

Elevation: 1451 feet

Land area: 5.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Olean

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olean city

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,628 (-9.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Olean:

  • OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL WEST (2221 WEST STATE STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Olean:

  • CUBA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 14 miles; CUBA, NY)
  • BRADFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; BRADFORD, PA)
  • JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; WELLSVILLE, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Olean:

  • BRADFORD REGIONAL (about 24 miles; BRADFORD, PA; ID: BFD)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 57 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; ID: JHW)
  • BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL (about 62 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: BUF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Olean:

  • GIERMEK EXECUTIVE (about 3 miles; OLEAN, NY; ID: 8G3)
  • CATTARAUGUS COUNTY-OLEAN (about 12 miles; OLEAN, NY; ID: OLE)
  • GREAT VALLEY (about 17 miles; GREAT VALLEY, NY; ID: N56)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Olean:

  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CATTARAUGUS COUNTY (Full-time enrollment: 1,595; Location: 244 N UNION ST; Public)
  • OLEAN BUSINESS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 49; Location: 301 N UNION ST; Private, for-profit; Website: oleanbusinessinstitute.net)
  • CONTINENTAL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 43; Location: 515 N UNION ST; Private, for-profit)
  • CATTARAUGUS COUNTY BOCES SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURS (FT enrollment: 29; Location: 1825 WINDFALL RD; Public; Website: www.caew-boces.wnyric.org)
  • SAINT FRANCIS SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (FT enrollment: 23; Location: 2221 W STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olean:

  • SAINT BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST BONAVENTURE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,538)
  • SUNY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AT ALFRED (about 46 miles; ALFRED, NY; FT enrollment: 2,588)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 52 miles; ORCHARD PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,389)
  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • SUNY AT BUFFALO (about 57 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 21,661)
  • CANISIUS COLLEGE (about 65 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 4,002)
  • D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE (about 65 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 2,033)

Schools

Public high school in Olean:

  • OLEAN SHS (Students: 792; Location: 410 W SULLIVAN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Olean:

  • ARCHBISHOP WALSH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 208 NORTH 24TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Olean:

  • OLEAN MS (Students: 554; Location: 401 WAYNE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BOCES CATTAR-ALLEGANY-ERIE-WYOMING (Students: 419; Location: 1825 WINDFALL RD; Grades: PK – PK)
  • WASHINGTON WEST ES (Students: 306; Location: 1626 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EAST VIEW ES (Students: 291; Location: 690 EAST SPRING ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BOARDMANVILLE ES (Students: 244; Location: 622 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • IVERS J. NORTON ES (Students: 231; Location: 411 W HENLEY ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NORTH HILL ES (Students: 123; Location: 102 WEST FOREST AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Olean:

  • SOUTHERN TIER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 205 WEST HENLEY STREET; Grades: PK – 7)

Libraries

Library in Olean:

  • OLEAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $933,324; Location: 134 NORTH SECOND STREET; 111,885 books; 2,816 audio materials; 3,067 video materials; 391 serial subscriptions)