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Allegany County, NY&

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0.77% decline
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3.06% growth
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0.49% decline
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2.56% growth


The economy of Allegany County, NY employs 20,309 people. The economy of Allegany County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 2.33; 2.08; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Allegany County, NY are Educational Services (3,933), Manufacturing (2,936), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,931), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,155), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,708), and Transportation & Warehousing ($38,287).

Median household income in Allegany County, NY is $44,085. Males in Allegany County, NY have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,271. The income inequality of Allegany County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Allegany County, NY. In Allegany County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 44 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,177. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Allegany County, NY is home to a population of 47,700 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Allegany County, NY is composed of 45,116 White residents (94.6%), 740 Hispanic residents (1.55%), 677 Black residents (1.42%), 563 Asian residents (1.18%), and 432 Two+ residents (0.91%). The most common foreign languages in Allegany County, NY are Spanish (615 speakers), German (465 speakers), and Other West Germanic (397 speakers), but compared to other places, Allegany County, NY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (397 speakers), German (465 speakers), and French (175 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Allegany County, NY awarded 2,059 degrees. The student population of Allegany County, NY is skewed away from females, with 1,059 male students and 1,000 female students. Most students in Allegany County, NY are White (1,582 and 76.8%), followed by Unknown (140 and 6.8%), Black or African American (126 and 6.12%), and Hispanic or Latino (110 and 5.34%). The largest universities in Allegany County, NY by number of graduates are SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (1,081 and 52.5%), Alfred University (652 and 31.7%), and Houghton College (326 and 15.8%). The most popular majors in Allegany County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (111 and 5.39%), Ceramic Arts & Ceramics (109 and 5.29%), and General Psychology (59 and 2.87%). The median tuition costs in Allegany County, NY are $26,108 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $13,030 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegany County, NY is $72,100, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $70,300 to $72,100, a 2.56% increase. The homeownership rate of Allegany County, NY is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Allegany County, NY have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allegany County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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