Introduction to Lockport, New York

Lockport, New York, in Niagara county, is 12 miles N of Amherst, New York and 21 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The city is part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical area. About 22,279 people live in Lockport.

Lockport History

The present day City of Lockport was first settled in by Europeans in December of 1820. Most of the early settlers of the city were Quakers. The Erie Canal reached Lockport in 1824 and the step locks were completed in 1825. Lockport was established as a village around 1829. It was named after the Erie Canal locks. Lockport was incorporated as a city in 1865. In 1918, the Erie Canal was replaced by the New York State Barge Canal and the renowned south "flight of five" locks were superseded by E34 and E35 locks.

Lockport and nearby Attractions

  • Colonel William Bond House
  • Kenan Center
  • Lockport Canal Museum
  • Niagara County Historical Society Museum
  • Buffalo Zoological Gardens
  • Golden Hill State Park

Things To Do In Lockport

There are several parks and playgrounds in Lockport. Some of these include the Altro Park, Rogers Avenue Park, American Legion Park, Dudley Square Park, Outwater Park, Joseph E. Kibler Park, John Henry Garden and Tree Park and Niagara Street Park. The Canal Discovery Center and Lockport Canal Museum are also worth visiting. Niagara Falls is nearby and an extremely popular tourist spot. Golfers can visit Willowbrook Golf Course and Eagle Crest Golf Center.

Lockport Transportation

International flights are available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Lockport Higher Education

Niagara County Community College, Niagara University and Erie Community College- North Campus are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 20,957
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,208
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 41%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,969
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,906
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,638


Median Family Income $54,219
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $80,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.9%
Irish 20.1%

Lockport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Amherst, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Niagara
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14094
P.O. Box Zip Codes 14095
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.17
Longitude -78.69

Lockport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LOCKPORT 3 S
Distance 2.6 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 3.5 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
Station ALBION 2 NE
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pendleton (14094)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarence Center 2,069 $122,054
Gasport 994 $51,042
Middleport 1,706 $58,571
Olcott 1,188 $67,500

Lockport Public Libraries

Lockport Public Library
Lockport, New York
(716) 433-5935

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Lockport Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(716) 514-5700
Emergency Service: Yes

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