dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Lancaster, New York

Lancaster, New York, in Erie county, is 4 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center) and 10 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village is included in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

Lancaster History

The village of Lancaster, which is located in Erie County, New York, was incorporated in 1849 from a portion of the town of Lancaster. It was actually created out of the town of Clarence, New York in 1833. Formerly known as Cayuga Creek, it was renamed Lancaster after a similar town in Massachusetts. The village of Lancaster has preserved its rich historic integrity through preservation and maintenance of heritage buildings with significant architectural value.

Lancaster and Nearby Attractions

  • Lancaster Historical Society Museum
  • Lancaster Opera House
  • Como Lake Park
  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Darwin Martin House State Historic Site

Things To Do In Lancaster

Nearby museums, including Lancaster Historical Society Museum, Bennington Historical Society Museum, and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center have antiquities on display. Martin's Fantasy Island has provisions for a range of recreational activities, including various types of roller coaster rides, and water sports. Buffalo Zoo has a number of interesting animals and plants available for viewing.

Lancaster Transportation

Air transportation is available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Lancaster Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Eric Community College, Canisus College, Suny College at Buffalo, and D'youville College.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,725
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+22,551
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$42,452
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,359

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,088
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$726
Median House Value$172,000

Ancestry

German32%
Polish30.7%
Italian21.4%
Irish16.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.4%
English6.4%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Ukrainian1.1%
Greek1%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
West Indian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Danishn0.1%
+ Show More

Lancaster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14086
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.9
Approximate Longitude-78.66

Lancaster 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
Distance3.9 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
StationWALES
Distance13 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
StationLOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance20.8 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
Cheektowaga87,591$62,040
Clarence Center2,341$116,429
Depew15,325$64,246
Sloan3,606$58,326
West Seneca45,197$76,836
Williamsville5,269$85,250

Lancaster Public Libraries

Lancaster Public Library
5466 BROADWAY
Lancaster, New York
(716) 683-1120

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Lancaster Public Schools

Como Park Elementary School
1985 Como Park Blvd
ZIP: 14086
(716) 686-3235
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Court Street Elementary School
91 Court St
ZIP: 14086
(716) 686-3240
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Hillview Elementary School
11 Pleasantview Dr
ZIP: 14086
(716) 686-3280
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Lancaster High School
1 Forton Dr
ZIP: 14086
(716) 686-3250
High
Total Enrollment 1994
Lancaster Middle School
148 Aurora St
ZIP: 14086
(716) 686-3220
Middle
Total Enrollment 929
William Street School
5201 William St
ZIP: 14086
(716) 686-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1314

Lancaster Private Schools

Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy
5580 Genesee St
ZIP: 14086
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Our Lady Of Pompeii School
129 Laverack Ave
ZIP: 14086
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
St Marys High School
142 Laverack Ave
ZIP: 14086
Secondary
Total Enrollment 381
Sources :
Study Online in Lancaster
Additional Resources
Info for Lancaster Government Officials


Are you an official in the Lancaster government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.