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0.68% decline
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0.51% growth
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1.86% decline
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1.18% growth

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The economy of Chautauqua County, NY employs 56,935 people. The economy of Chautauqua County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.79; 1.74; and 1.17 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chautauqua County, NY are Manufacturing (10,263), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,162), and Retail trade (6,691), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,188), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,266), and Educational Services ($38,874).

Median household income in Chautauqua County, NY is $43,211. Males in Chautauqua County, NY have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,736. The income inequality of Chautauqua County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432 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 Chautauqua County, NY. In Chautauqua 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 55 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,408. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Chautauqua County, NY is home to a population of 131,748 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chautauqua County, NY is composed of 115,969 White residents (88%), 9,288 Hispanic residents (7.05%), 3,162 Black residents (2.4%), 1,870 Two+ residents (1.42%), and 798 Asian residents (0.61%). The most common foreign languages in Chautauqua County, NY are Spanish (5,679 speakers), German (892 speakers), and Other West Germanic (754 speakers), but compared to other places, Chautauqua County, NY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (754 speakers), German (892 speakers), and Scandinavian (85 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chautauqua County, NY awarded 2,332 degrees. The student population of Chautauqua County, NY is skewed towards females, with 915 male students and 1,417 female students. Most students in Chautauqua County, NY are White (1,929 and 82.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (117 and 5.02%), Black or African American (68 and 2.92%), and Unknown (65 and 2.79%). The largest universities in Chautauqua County, NY by number of graduates are SUNY at Fredonia (1,394 and 59.8%), Jamestown Community College (814 and 34.9%), and Jamestown Business College (124 and 5.32%). The most popular majors in Chautauqua County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (122 and 5.23%), General Psychology (74 and 3.17%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (61 and 2.62%). The median tuition costs in Chautauqua County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 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 Chautauqua County, NY is $85,500, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $84,500 to $85,500, a 1.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Chautauqua County, NY is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Chautauqua County, NY have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chautauqua County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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