The county’s population has decreased nearly 5% in the last decade.
As Of July 1, 2017, The Population Of Allegany County Was Estimated To Be 46,894. (“Allegany County,” United States Census Bureau, Accessed 5/21/18)
In 2010, The Population Of Allegany County Was Estimated To Be 48,919. (“Allegany County,” United States Census Bureau, Accessed 5/21/18)
The county’s unemployment rate is 6.7%. The national rate is 3.8%.
As Of April 2018, The Unemployment Rate In Allegany County Was 6.7 Percent. (“Rate Of Unemployment By County Of Residence,” New York Labor Department, Accessed 6/13/18)
The median home price in Allegany County is nearly 30% lower than the surrounding area.
As Of 2016, The Median Value Of An Owner-Occupied Home In Allegany County Was $72,100. (“Allegany County,” United States Census Bureau, Accessed 5/21/18)
As Of 2016, The Median Value Of An Owner-Occupied Home In New York’s 23rd Congressional District Was $103,800. (“Congressional District 23,” United States Census Bureau, Accessed 5/24/18)
Allegany County lacks the resources to battle its opioids epidemic which is exacerbated by high unemployment.
A Lack Of Funding Has Contributed To An Opioid Epidemic In Allegany County. “Efforts to combat an opioid epidemic continue in Allegany County as a legislature panel forwards a study to county lawmakers. One finding: a lack of funding is hindering efforts to curb opioid and heroin abuse in one of the state’s most rural counties.” (Zach Anderson, “Allegany County Leaders Grapple With Opioid Epidemic,” WBFO, 2/8/18)
Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council favor efforts to keep energy workers unemployed.
Several Environmental Groups Including The Sierra Club And The Natural Resources Defense Council Had Previously Lobbied Against Fracking In New York.“Also targeted in ads are the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Food and Water Watch – three national environmental groups that are part of the anti-fracking network that has formed in New York and elsewhere.” (Brian Nearing, “Frack Attack Likely In Talk,” The Albany Times-Union, 11/5/14)