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Welcome to Olean ...

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

When the people of Olean refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oleander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Olean has a population of 13,437 people<3> (see below for details).

Olean is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Olean: (716)

Websites for Olean ...

Official Website:   www.cityofolean.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.oleanny.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olean had an population of 13,437 people. This is a decrease of 7.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olean had a population of 14,452 people (or 17.99% of the total population of Cattaraugus County). This makes Olean the county's most populous community.

The population of Olean represents 0.07% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 173rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,452 people, the population of Olean decreased 5.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,347 people).

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

Communities Also Named Olean ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Olean - they are located in Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Olean.

Communities near Olean ...

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

  • Bradford [McKean County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
    • Bradford [McKean County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Olean
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,210 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<6>
  • Salamanca [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salamanca
    • Salamanca [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Olean
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salamanca have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salamanca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salamanca<6>
  • Cuba [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Allegany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Olean
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,076 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
  • Franklinville [Cattaraugus County]
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    • Franklinville [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Olean
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklinville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,816 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County]
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      • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Olean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
    • Bolivar [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Olean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Great Valley [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Valley
      • Great Valley [Cattaraugus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Olean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,939 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Valley
    • Friendship [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Olean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Little Valley [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Valley
      • Little Valley [Cattaraugus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Olean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Valley
    • Franklinville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinville
      • Franklinville [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Olean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklinville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinville<6>

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. Our list includes 24 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Olean, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Olean.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Olean: www.cityofolean.com/

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>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 city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Olean.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olean - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olean

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0799, Longitude: -78.4375    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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