The selectable maps and pictures within this page present facts related to Cattaraugus, New York. Cattaraugus is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,075 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Cattaraugus lies in the northeast part of the Town of New Albion, north of Salamanca, New York.
The village developed most after the arrival of the Erie Railroad in 1851.
The Village of Cattaraugus was incorporated in 1882. Its name derives from Cattaraugus Creek.
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Cattaraugus is located at (42.330044, -78.865673).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land.
NY Route 353 and the South Branch of Cattaraugus Creek pass through the village. Cattaraugus County Route 12 (which follows the briefly designated NY 264 of the 1930s), the only county route in the county to enter a village, enters the village from the northeast and terminates within the village. The village is built primarily on a hillside; the southwestern portion of the village (around Route 353) is on the highest ground, while a series of side streets run downhill from Route 353 heading northeast. Only two of the village's streets run uphill from Route 353: Rumsey Street (the easternmost tip of Waite Hollow Road) on the village's southern boundary and West Street at the peak of the hill.
The New York and Lake Erie Railroad terminates at a Setterstix plant in Cattaraugus after the portion of the railway southeast of Cattaraugus was decommissioned in the early 1990s. The right-of-way of the portion heading southeast from Cattaraugus is now the Pat McGee Trail, which was established in 2005.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,075 people, 437 households, and 281 families residing in the village. However,the largest population seems to be the cow population, with triple the amount of cows to people. The Cow/Person ratio at last count was 17 to 1. 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 per square mile (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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