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Allegany is a town in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area.
Allegany is in the Southern Tier region.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Allegany. For links to other places called Allegany, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Allegany is 42.087N. The longitude is -78.512W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,417 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,230.
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26% of Allegany residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Allegany ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Allegany was $15,667, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Allegany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Allegany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,019.
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Allegany political report.
The average commute time for Allegany workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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