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Overview

Introduction to Hamburg, New York

Hamburg, New York, in Erie county, is 12 miles S of Buffalo, New York. The village is considered part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Hamburg has a population of 10,116.

Hamburg History

Hamburg was officially incorporated in 1874. It was named after a city in Germany. In 1880, its population was recorded at 758. According to a local legend, Charles and Frank Menches, who were food vendors from Ohio, turned out a flattened meatball sandwich which they named Hamburger, in honor of the town.

Hamburg and nearby Attractions

  • Glen Meadows Park
  • Hamburg Swim Center
  • Woodview Park
  • Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center
  • Pedaling History Bicycle Museum
  • Hamburg Fairgrounds

Things To Do In Hamburg

The Village of Hamburg has many parks, which remain open from sunrise to sunset and offer a wide range of amenities for recreational activities. They have playgrounds and sports fields and courts. The village also has a public swimming pool. Lake Erie is a popular spot and has facilities for fishing, swimming and boating.

Hamburg Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Hamburg Higher Education

Hilbert College, SUNY at Buffalo, Erie Community College and D'youville College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 57,441
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 30,011
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $41,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,015

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,038
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $753
Median House Value $143,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 25%

Hamburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles S of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14075, 14219
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.715
Longitude -78.829

Hamburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLDEN 1 N
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station WALES
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station GOWANDA CORRECTIONAL
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blasdell 2,565 $61,486
Lackawanna 18,037 $44,053
North Boston 2,487 $73,500

Hamburg Public Libraries

Library
Hamburg Public Library
102 BUFFALO STREET
Hamburg, New York
(716) 649-4415
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Hamburg High Schools

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FRONTIER SHS
S 4432 BAY VIEW RD
716-926-1720
Serves 1,696 students.

HAMBURG HS
4111 LEGION DR
716-646-3302
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,233 students.

HOPEVALE SCHOOL
3780 HOWARD RD
716-648-1930
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 119 students.

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