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Overview

Introduction to West Seneca, New York

West Seneca, New York, in Erie county, is 3 miles SW of Cheektowaga, New York and 4 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. The town is included in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

West Seneca History

The area now known as West Seneca was not open to European settlement until the mid 19th century, because the town was situated on the land of the former Buffalo Creek Reservation. The community was formed in the year 1851, from parts of Hamburg and Cheektowaga. Since there was already another town named Seneca, this area was named West Seneca in 1852. A part of West Seneca split in 1909 to form the city of Lackawanna.

West Seneca and nearby Attractions

  • Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Buffalo Zoo

Things To Do In West Seneca

The Millard Fillmore House, Darwin Martin House State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site are all popular local sites providing education and recreation to the people of West Seneca. The Buffalo Museum of Science, CEPA Gallery, Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and Pedaling History Bicycle Museum showcase some interesting exhibits.

West Seneca Transportation

Air transportation is available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

West Seneca Higher Education

Erie Community College-South Campus, Canisius College, Erie Community College-North Campus and D'youville College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 45,089
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 22,774
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $40,015
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,659
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,723

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,403
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $745
Median House Value $132,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 24.4%

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

West Seneca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14206, 14210, 14218, 14220, 14224
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.861
Longitude -78.8

West Seneca 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 6 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 COLDEN 1 N
Distance 14.7 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 16.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blasdell 2,579 $61,016
Buffalo 259,517 $39,202
Depew 15,227 $63,322
Lackawanna 18,019 $43,435

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

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West Seneca High Schools

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WEST SENECA WEST SHS
3330 SENECA ST
716-677-3350
Serves 1,364 students.

WEST SENECA EAST SHS
4760 SENECA ST
716-677-3300
Serves 1,123 students.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CTR
900 MILL RD
716-677-3695
Serves 51 students.

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