Williamsville, New York

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Williamsville, New York

Introduction to Williamsville, New York

Williamsville, New York, in Erie County, is 2 miles SE of Amherst, New York and 8 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Williamsville has a population of 5,573.

Williamsville History

Williamsville was named in honor of one of the region’s early settlers, Jonas Williams. Williams, a miller, built the first mill in the village in 1811. Williamsville was officially incorporated as a village in 1850. During the War of 1812, an American regiment was stationed in Williamsville.

Williamsville and nearby Attractions

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
  • Millard Fillmore House
  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Williamsville

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, the Millard Fillmore House and the Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. Artpark, Beaver Island State Park and Devils Hole State Park are the local parks. The Aquarium of Niagara is nearby as well.

Williamsville Transportation

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located nearby.

Williamsville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Buffalo State College, Canisius College and Christ the King Seminary.

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High Points

Williamsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Williamsville Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8% Williamsville Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Williamsville Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Williamsville College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Williamsville Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Williamsville, New York

Comparing Williamsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Williamsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Amherst, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14221
P.O. Box Zip Codes 14231
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.963
Longitude -78.738

Williamsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 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 12 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 17.2 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
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Williamsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,573 100%
Male 2,402 43.1%
Female 3,171 56.9%
Under 18 1,081 19.4%
18+ 4,492 80.6%
65+ 1,440 25.8%
Median Age 44.2
Average Family Size 2.93
White 5,422 97.3%
African-American 38 0.7%
Asian 53 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 18 0.3%
Mixed Race 36 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 1.1%

Estimated Williamsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,315
Growth -258
Growth % -4.6%

Williamsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.9%
Irish 18.9%
Italian 14.1%
Polish 10.5%
English 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
US/American 2.6%
Scottish 2.2%
Russian 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
European 1.5%
Swiss 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Hungarian 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Israeli 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Kenyan 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bflo (14231)
Clarence (14221)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Williamsville 5,573 $65,300
Amherst 116,510 $68,951
Cheektowaga 79,988 $46,486
Clarence Center 1,747 $70,179
Depew 16,629 $50,021
Lancaster 11,188 $53,514
Sloan 3,775 $39,863

Starbucks in Williamsville

(As of 2005)
East View Plaza
8250 Transit Rd.
5429 Main Street
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