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Overview

Introduction to Lancaster, New York

Lancaster, New York, in Erie county, is 4 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center) and 10 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village is included in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

Lancaster History

The village of Lancaster, which is located in Erie County, New York, was incorporated in 1849 from a portion of the town of Lancaster. It was actually created out of the town of Clarence, New York in 1833. Formerly known as Cayuga Creek, it was renamed Lancaster after a similar town in Massachusetts. The village of Lancaster has preserved its rich historic integrity through preservation and maintenance of heritage buildings with significant architectural value.

Lancaster and Nearby Attractions

  • Lancaster Historical Society Museum
  • Lancaster Opera House
  • Como Lake Park
  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Darwin Martin House State Historic Site

Things To Do In Lancaster

Nearby museums, including Lancaster Historical Society Museum, Bennington Historical Society Museum, and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center have antiquities on display. Martin's Fantasy Island has provisions for a range of recreational activities, including various types of roller coaster rides, and water sports. Buffalo Zoo has a number of interesting animals and plants available for viewing.

Lancaster Transportation

Air transportation is available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Lancaster Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Eric Community College, Canisus College, Suny College at Buffalo, and D'youville College.

People

Total Population 42,492
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 22,248
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,198
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $707
Median House Value $167,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 16.1%

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

Lancaster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14043, 14086
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.67

Lancaster 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 BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance 3.9 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 WALES
Distance 13 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 LOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance 20.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarence Center 2,151 $127,941
Depew 15,227 $63,322

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

Lancaster Public Libraries

Library
Lancaster Public Library
5466 BROADWAY
Lancaster, New York
(716) 683-1120
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Lancaster High Schools

LANCASTER HS
1 FORTON DR
716-686-3250
Serves 1,941 students.

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