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Welcome to Olean ...

The Town of Olean is located in Cattaraugus County<1>.

The location of Olean has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Olean refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oleander<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Olean has a population of 1,875 people<4> (see below for details).

Olean is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Olean is located in the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olean had an population of 1,875 people. This is a decrease of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Olean had a population of 1,963 people. This makes Olean the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Olean represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 926th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,963 people, the population of Olean decreased 3.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,029 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Olean.

Communities near Olean ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Olean.

  • Bradford [McKean County]
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    • Bradford [McKean County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Olean
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,146 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<7>
  • Allegany [Cattaraugus County]
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    • Allegany [Cattaraugus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Olean
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,512 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Salamanca [Cattaraugus County]
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    • Salamanca [Cattaraugus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Olean
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,377 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salamanca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salamanca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salamanca<7>
  • Cuba [Allegany County]
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    • Cuba [Allegany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Olean
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Franklinville [Cattaraugus County]
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      • Franklinville [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Olean
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,807 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County]
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      • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Olean
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolivar [Allegany County]
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      • Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Olean
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Port Allegany [McKean County]
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      • Port Allegany [McKean County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Olean
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Allegany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Allegany<7>
    • Great Valley [Cattaraugus County]
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      • Great Valley [Cattaraugus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Olean
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Valley
    • Friendship [Allegany County]
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      • Friendship [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Olean
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Olean. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Olean.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Olean. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Olean.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Olean. See our Newspapers Page for Olean.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olean ...

Looking for more information about Olean? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Olean, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Olean.

Mentions & References for Olean

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Cattaraugus County

About New York

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Olean. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cattaraugus County: www.co.cattaraugus.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Cattaraugus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Olean refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Olean may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Olean.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olean - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olean) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Olean. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OleanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0601, Longitude: -78.4250       In this case, the coordinates for Olean have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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