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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,303
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+8,107
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,266
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,152

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,013
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$114,500

Ancestry

Italian29.7%
Irish21.9%
Polish11.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
English8.6%
Scottish4.4%
French Except Basque2.7%
West Indian2.1%
Russian1.6%
Hungarian1.4%
Ukrainian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Jamaican1%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
US/American0.4%
German0.4%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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Kenmore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14217, 14223
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.97
Approximate Longitude-78.88

Kenmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationLOCKPORT 3 S
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationLOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buffalo258,989$40,713
North Tonawanda30,935$66,466

Kenmore Public Libraries

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

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Kenmore Public Schools

Kenmore Middle School
155 Delaware Rd
ZIP: 14217
(716) 874-8403
Middle
Total Enrollment 555

Kenmore Private Schools

St Andrews Country Day School
1545 Sheridan Dr
ZIP: 14217
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
Mount St Mary Academy
3756 Delaware Ave
ZIP: 14217
Secondary
Total Enrollment 283
Erie County Nys A R C School
1 Delaware Rd
ZIP: 14217
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 144
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