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Time Zone: Cattaraugus County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Little Valley is the Seat for Cattaraugus County.

Cattaraugus County was founded in 1808 and was created by taking area from GeneseeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cattaraugus had a population of 79,689 people. This is a decrease of 5.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 83,955 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cattaraugus represented 0.44% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201080,317-4.33%+0.79% since 2009
200979,689-5.08%-0.18% since 2008
200879,835-4.91%-0.52% since 2007
200083,955The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cattaraugus County Census Page for Cattaraugus County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cattaraugus County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cattaraugus County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Olean   14,05415,3478.43% decrease  
Allegany   7,9708,2303.16% decrease  
Salamanca   5,6286,0977.69% decrease  
Yorkshire   3,9584,2105.99% decrease  
Portville   3,7323,9525.57% decrease  

Websites for Cattaraugus County

Official Website:   www.co.cattaraugus.ny.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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