Allegany County, New York

Allegany County: County in New York, United States


Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,946 and a population density of 18 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 45,587 inhabitants. Its county seat is Belmont. The county was created 217 years ago in 1805.

Allegany County locator map
Location of Allegany County on New York map.

Quick Facts about Allegany County

Population : 45,587 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
Different from : Anderson County, Allen County, Alleghany County, Alleghany County, Allen Parish, Allegany County, Allen County, Anderson County, Anderson County, Anderson County, Allegan County, Allegheny County, Allen County
Area : 2679 km2
Official name : Allegany County
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Named for : Allegheny River
Capital : Belmont
Establishment : January 01, 1806
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 06:57:59 (5th December 2023)
Density : 17 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.37% (2010-2020)
Weather : 37℉ Mostly Cloudy then Chance Rain And Snow Showers 7-days weather
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Allegany County is located at 42°15'27"N 78°1'39"W (42.2573900, -78.0275600). It has 5 neighbors: Cattaraugus County, Livingston County, Steuben County, McKean County and Potter County.

Allegany County map

The largest city of Allegany County is Wellsville with a population of 3,821. Other cities include, Caneadea population 2,233, Rushford population 1,099, Burns population 1,092 and Wirt population 1,025. See all Allegany County cities & populated places.

Allegany County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Allegany County.

City Name Population Title
Alfred 4,909 Town in New York
Wellsville 3,821 City in Cache County, Utah
Sanford 2,275 Town in Broome County, New York, United States
Caneadea 2,233 City in Allegany County, New York, United States of America
Marshall 2,109 Town in the U.
Hume 1,956 Town in New York, United States
Friendship 1,850 Town in New York state
Germantown 1,828 Census-designated place in Germantown, New York, United States
Scio 1,693 Town in New York, United States
Cuba 1,589 Town in New York
Belfast 1,557 Town in New York, United States
Almond 1,513 Town in New York, USA
Independence 1,123 Town in Allegany County, New York, United States
Rushford 1,099 Human settlement in Allegany County, New York, United States of America
Burns 1,092 Human settlement in Allegany County, New York, United States of America
Wirt 1,025 Human settlement in Allegany County, New York, United States of America


Allegany County forecast: A chance of rain and snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more

Allegany County has 5 neighbours.

  • Allen
  • West Almond
  • Grove
  • Alma
  • Angelica, New York
  • Bolivar
  • Scio
  • Hume
  • Granger
  • Cuba
  • Friendship
  • Centerville
  • Independence
  • Ward
  • Alfred
  • Willing
  • Wirt
  • Birdsall
  • Almond
  • Genesee
  • Burns
  • Caneadea
  • Rushford
  • Oil Springs Reservation
  • Belfast
  • Clarksville
  • New Hudson
  • Andover
  • Amity, New York
  • Wellsville


According to census records, the population of Allegany County decreased by 7.37% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2009 49,157 - estimation process
2010 48,946 -0.43% census
2011 48,800 -0.3% estimation process
2012 48,210 -1.22% estimation process
2013 47,900 -0.65% estimation process
2014 47,652 -0.52% estimation process
2015 47,334 -0.67% estimation process
2016 47,044 -0.62% estimation process
2017 46,639 -0.87% estimation process
2018 46,332 -0.66% estimation process
2019 46,091 -0.52% estimation process
2020 45,587 -1.11% estimation process

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People born in Allegany County (8)

People born in Allegany County, including politician Henry M. Teller, politician Charles E. Coon, private in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Company H, during the Civil War Edward R. Hanford, .


  • James Pond (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 11/06/1838
  • Milton DeLano (American politician) he was born in 17/12/1827
  • True Williams (American illustrator) he was born in 22/03/1839
  • Laura A. Sunderlin Nourse (American poet) she was born in 09/04/1836
  • Mandana Coleman Thorp (American singer, Civil War nurse) she was born in 25/01/1843

Other places with the same name (2)

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