Chautauqua County is located in westernmost New York. The County Seat is Mayville and the largest city is Jamestown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 132,053 and the 2010 census population was 134,905. The land area is 1,060.23 square miles and there are 127.2 persons per square mile.
94.1% of the population is White, 2.7% is Black or African American, 6.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 87.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,500, there are 54,863 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,168, the median household income is $42,429, and 19.1% of the persons in Chautauqua County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,844. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,364,052, and sales per capita were $10,178. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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