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Overview

Introduction to Lackawanna, New York

Lackawanna, New York, in Erie county, is 5 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area with.

Lackawanna History

This area was originally a part of the Buffalo Creek Reservation and not was open to settlement. However, Seneca Indians sold the land in 1842. The Town of Seneca was formed in 1851, and was renamed West Seneca in 1852. In 1909, the present day city of Lackawanna separated from West Seneca to form an independent city. Its name is derived from the Lackawanna River.

Lackawanna and nearby Attractions

  • Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica
  • Steel Plant Museum
  • South Park Golf Course and Pond
  • Ron Jaworski Stadium
  • Jeffrey Taggart Memorial Park
  • Okell Playground

Things To Do In Lackawanna

The City of Lackawanna is home to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica. The monument is exquisitely decorated with beautiful sights and symbols of religious significance. Its Great Dome is a magnificent piece of art depicting an angelic host carrying Mary towards heaven to meet the Holy Trinity. Lackawanna’s beaches are popular recreation areas and have facilities for a host of activities.

Lackawanna Transportation

Buffalo Niagara International is the nearest major airport.

Lackawanna Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at SUNY at Buffalo, Erie Community College, D'youville College and Canisius College

Demographics

People

Total Population17,992
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+7,381
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married34.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,021
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,307
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,870

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,960
% Above Poverty Level75.7%
% Below Poverty Level24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$84,800

Ancestry

Polish22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.1%
Irish17%
Italian13.1%
Arab9.4%
English4.1%
Hungarian1.4%
Russian1.2%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Croatian0.9%
Serbian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Dutch0.5%
African0.4%
Somali0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Lackawanna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14218
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.82
Approximate Longitude-78.83

Lackawanna 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
Distance8.7 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
StationCOLDEN 1 N
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationWALES
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blasdell2,616$61,991
Buffalo258,989$40,713
Cheektowaga87,591$62,040
Orchard Park29,521$108,906
Sloan3,606$58,326
West Seneca45,197$76,836

Lackawanna Public Libraries

Lackawanna Public Library
560 RIDGE ROAD
Lackawanna, New York
(716) 823-0630

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Lackawanna Public Schools

Global Concepts Charter School
1001 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 14218
(716) 821-1903
Other
Total Enrollment 930
Lackawanna High School
550 Martin Rd
ZIP: 14218
(716) 827-6727
High
Total Enrollment 501
Lackawanna Middle School
550 Martin Rd
ZIP: 14218
(716) 827-6704
Middle
Total Enrollment 382
Martin Road Elementary School
135 Martin Rd
ZIP: 14218
(716) 827-6734
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Truman Elementary School
15 Inner Dr
ZIP: 14218
(716) 827-6741
Primary
Total Enrollment 395

Lackawanna Private Schools

Baker Victory Services
780 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 14218
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
Our Lady Of Victory
2760 S Park Ave
ZIP: 14218
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
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