Cattaraugus, New York

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Cattaraugus is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,075 at the 2000 census. The name is a native expression for "land of last chimney standing."

The Village of Cattaraugus lies in the northeast part of the Town of New Albion, north of Salamanca, New York.



The first clearing of ground in the village was made by Horace Snyder to establish his potash production. The village developed most after the arrival of the Erie Railroad in 1851.

The Village of Cattaraugus was incorporated in 1882.


Cattaraugus is located at 42°19′48″N 78°51′56″W / 42.33°N 78.86556°W / 42.33; -78.86556 (42.330044, -78.865673)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.

NY Route 353 and the South Branch of Cattaraugus Creek pass through the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,075 people, 437 households, and 281 families residing in the village. The population density was 959.6 people per square mile (370.6/km²). There were 485 housing units at an average density of 432.9/sq mi (167.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.51% White, 0.56% Native American, 0.28% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 437 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.07.

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