MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s total population decreased by 7,000 people over the past decade, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.
The Census Bureau’s report found that from April 1, 2010 to April 1, 2020 the county lost 5.9 percent of its population, while the City of Jamestown lost 6.7 percent of its population.
Specifically, the county had 134,907 residents in 2010 and now has around 127,657. Jamestown, meanwhile, had 31,146 inhabitants in 2010 and now is a city of 28,712, a decrease of more than 2,400.
Of the population, 93 percent of those living countywide are white, with 87 of people in Jamestown classified as white.
Nearly 10 percent of Jamestown residents however, according to data, is Hispanic or Latino.
The City of Dunkirk meanwhile, which data says has the highest population of Hispanic or Latino residents countywide at 30 percent, saw a slight increase in inhabitants from 12,563 in 2010 to 12,743 in 2020; an addition of 180 residents.
Regionally, Cattaraugus County experienced little population loss over the decade, with the Census reporting a 180-resident decline.
Warren County, Pennsylvania experienced a much greater decline losing 3,228 locals.