Allegany County is located in southwestern New York. The County Seat is Belmont and the largest city is Wellsville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.alleganyco.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 47,736 and the 2010 census population was 48,946. The land area is 1,029.31 square miles and there are 47.6 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $69,600, there are 18,786 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,978, the median household income is $42,445, and 16.5% of the persons in Allegany County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,326. Retail sales (in $1000) were $276,686, and sales per capita were $5,626. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.3%.
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