Olean, New York Population 2020

13,395
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Olean is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 13,395, it is the 65th largest city in New York and the 2497th largest city in the United States. Olean is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -7.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,452 in 2010. Olean reached it's highest population of 22,884 in 1950. Spanning over 6 miles, Olean has a population density of 2,271 people per square mile.

The average household income in Olean is $56,499 with a poverty rate of 20.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $628 per month, and the median house value is $72,900. The median age in Olean is 41.8 years, 40.5 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.

Olean Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Olean was:

  • White: 90.92%
  • Black or African American: 4.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.33%
  • Asian: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Other race: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Olean, New York is 13,395, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,597.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,452.

Olean, New York Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202076,030-405-0.53%
201976,435-405-0.53%
201876,840-405-0.53%
201777,245-463-0.60%
201677,708-243-0.31%
201577,951-734-0.94%
201478,685-315-0.40%
201379,000-354-0.45%
201279,354-465-0.59%
201179,819-411-0.51%
201080,2300.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,55290.92%
Black or African American6564.75%
Two or More Races3212.33%
Asian2151.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.43%
Some Other Race10.01%
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Olean Population Pyramid 2020

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Olean Median Age

41.8


Total

40.5


Male

43.6


Female

Olean Adults

There are 11,000 adults, (2,429 of whom are seniors) in Olean.

Olean Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Olean Sex Ratio

Female

7,042

51.01%

Male

6,763

48.99%

Olean Households and Families

Olean Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Olean Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
Male62%38%
All51.6%48.4%
Female37.2%62.8%
Non Family32.7%67.3%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1582.251.6
Non Family2,9491.2332.7
Married2,1993.0780
Female6893.2337.2
Male321362

2.98

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Olean Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3583.60%
9th to 12th Grade6756.79%
High School Graduate3,53135.51%
Some College1,54715.56%
Associates Degree1,25712.64%
Bachelors Degree1,42814.36%
Graduate Degree1,14911.55%
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Olean Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2548,3002,382
Black22420358
Asian191167107
Hispanic125111
Multiple Races11610623
Native American34257
Other Race1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.02%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,125$40,286$27,367
Less Than High School$14,205$19,000$4,606
High School Grad$26,154$31,738$23,285
Some College$30,855$40,000$25,639
Bachelors Degree$39,833$42,388$37,344
Graduate Degree$54,136$54,661$53,587

$33,125

Average Earnings

$40,286

Average Male

$27,367

Average Female

Olean Language

Olean Language by Age

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Olean Language

96.47% of Olean residents speak only English, while 3.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Olean Poverty

Olean Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1832,20918.13%
Black64634753.72%
Multiple30211738.74%
Asian2153817.67%
Native602745.00%

20.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.35%

Male Poverty Rate

22.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Olean

The race most likely to be in poverty in Olean is Black, with 53.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Olean is Asian, with 17.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.85%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.60%
High School22.73%
Some College10.01%
Bachelors or Greater6.22%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed66.16%
Female Unemployed45.18%
Female Employed11.46%
Male Employed5.73%

Olean Income

Olean Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,024$56,499
Families$65,758$74,052
Married Families$79,671-
Non Families$22,479$36,263
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Olean Marital Status

Olean Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Olean Married by Age and Sex

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Olean Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Olean Marital Status by Race

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Olean Veterans

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1,082

Number of Veterans

1,046

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam435
First Gulf War188
Korea113
Second Gulf War93
World War II52
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74284
55 to 64284
75+235
35 to 54212
18 to 3467
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,07410.50%
Indian823.53%

Olean Veterans by Education

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10.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Olean Employment Status

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.46%

Born in New York

97.49%

Native Born

2.51%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

1.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.49% of Olean residents were born in the United States, with 78.46% having been born in New York. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,395-101-0.75%
201913,496-101-0.74%
201813,597-102-0.74%
201713,699-101-0.73%
201613,800-71-0.51%
201513,871-155-1.11%
201414,026-85-0.60%
201314,111-82-0.58%
201214,193-98-0.69%
201114,291-114-0.79%
201014,405-942-0.63%
200015,347-1,599-0.99%
199016,946-1,261-0.72%
198018,207-962-0.51%
197019,169-2,699-1.31%
196021,868-1,016-0.45%
195022,8841,3780.62%
194021,506-284-0.13%
193021,7901,2840.61%
192020,5065,7633.35%
191014,7435,2814.53%
19009,4622,1042.55%
18907,3584,3229.26%
18803,0360.00%