Introduction to Kenmore, New York

Kenmore, New York, in Erie county, is 5 miles N of Buffalo, New York. The village is part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical area.

Kenmore History

The village of Kenmore makes up the southern part of the Town of Tonawanda. Joseph Ellicott was one of the first residents in this region. He was appointed by the Holland Land Company as the resident land agent for the area in 1800, and began selling land to settlers shortly after. The New York State Legislature officially founded the Town of Tonawanda in April of 1836.

Kenmore and nearby Attractions

  • Buffalo Zoo
  • Martin's Fantasy Island
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • CEPA Gallery
  • Historical Society of the Tonawandas
  • Beaver Island State Park

Things To Do In Kenmore

Though Kenmore is a small village, a diverse array of facilities is available in and around it. Golfers can play a round at any of the several well maintained golf courses in the area. One can also enjoy water-based activities like boating, fishing and swimming in the region.

Kenmore Transportation

Niagara Falls International Airport is nearby.

Kenmore Higher Education

SUNY College at Buffalo, Canisius College, D'youville College and Erie Community College provide programs in higher studies.


Total Population 15,271
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,142
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,745
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,087
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,275


Median Family Income $74,387
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%


People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $681
Median House Value $111,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 8.8%
Irish 24.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kenmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles N of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14217, 14223
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.965
Longitude -78.87

Kenmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station LOCKPORT 3 S
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kenmore, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hiler (14223)

Town of Tonawanda (14217, 14223)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo 259,517 $39,202

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kenmore Public Libraries

Town Of Tonawanda Public Library
Kenmore, New York
(716) 873-2861

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Kenmore Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(716) 447-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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