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|Remains of the tannery that made Gowanda sick. Cancer!||Another tannery pic. Tannery caused many health problems.||Gowanda landfill. Another reason we are so sick.|
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Gowanda is a village in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area. (The community straddles Cattaraugus and Erie counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
Gowanda is in the Southern Tier region.
The community name derives from Iroquoian for "almost surrounded by hill."
The latitude of Gowanda is 42.463N. The longitude is -78.936W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,766.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gowanda demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cattaraugus County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14070 ZIP code.
28% of Gowanda residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gowanda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gowanda was $16,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Gowanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Gowanda include Gowanda Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gowanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.
Libraries in Gowanda include Gowanda Free Library ... View libraries
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gowanda political report.
The average commute time for Gowanda workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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