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Overview

Introduction to Lockport, New York

Lockport, New York, in Niagara county, is 12 miles N of Amherst, New York and 21 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The city is part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical area.

Lockport History

The present day City of Lockport was first settled in by Europeans in December of 1820. Most of the early settlers of the city were Quakers. The Erie Canal reached Lockport in 1824 and the step locks were completed in 1825. Lockport was established as a village around 1829. It was named after the Erie Canal locks. Lockport was incorporated as a city in 1865. In 1918, the Erie Canal was replaced by the New York State Barge Canal and the renowned south "flight of five" locks were superseded by E34 and E35 locks.

Lockport and nearby Attractions

  • Colonel William Bond House
  • Kenan Center
  • Lockport Canal Museum
  • Niagara County Historical Society Museum
  • Buffalo Zoological Gardens
  • Golden Hill State Park

Things To Do In Lockport

There are several parks and playgrounds in Lockport. Some of these include the Altro Park, Rogers Avenue Park, American Legion Park, Dudley Square Park, Outwater Park, Joseph E. Kibler Park, John Henry Garden and Tree Park and Niagara Street Park. The Canal Discovery Center and Lockport Canal Museum are also worth visiting. Niagara Falls is nearby and an extremely popular tourist spot. Golfers can visit Willowbrook Golf Course and Eagle Crest Golf Center.

Lockport Transportation

International flights are available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Lockport Higher Education

Niagara County Community College, Niagara University and Erie Community College- North Campus are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,722
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+9,609
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,236
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,802

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,354
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$678
Median House Value$86,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.2%
Irish15.4%
Italian12.9%
English10.6%
Polish7.2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Canadian1.1%
Swedish1%
West Indian1%
Jamaican0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Arab0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Lockport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Niagara County
Standard Zip Codes14094
P.O. Box Zip Codes14095
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.16
Approximate Longitude-78.69

Lockport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOCKPORT 3 S
Distance2.6 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
Distance3.5 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
StationALBION 2 NE
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarence Center2,341$116,429
Gasport1,718$50,500
Middleport1,879$55,813
Newfane9,448$62,303
Olcott1,043$72,885
Ransomville1,644$70,694

Lockport Public Libraries

Lockport Public Library
23 EAST AVENUE
Lockport, New York
(716) 433-5935

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Lockport Hospitals

Eastern Niagara Hospital
(Non-profit)
521 East Ave
(716) 434-9111

Lockport Public Schools

Anna Merritt Elementary School
389 Green St
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4726
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Charles A Upson Elementary School
28 Harding Ave
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4402
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Emmet Belknap Intermediate School
491 High St
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4552
Middle
Total Enrollment 655
Fricano Primary School
4363 Mapleton Rd
ZIP: 14094
(716) 210-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
George Southard Elementary School
6385 Locust St Ext
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4772
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
John E Pound Early Childhood Center
51 High St
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4751
Lockport High School
250 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4452
High
Total Enrollment 1538
North Park Junior High School
160 Passaic Ave
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4702
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Regan Intermediate School
4363 Mapleton Rd
ZIP: 14094
(716) 210-2150
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Roy Kelley Elementary School
610 12 E High St
ZIP: 14094
(716) 478-4671
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Starpoint High School
4363 Mapleton Rd
ZIP: 14094
(716) 210-2300
High
Total Enrollment 839
Starpoint Middle School
4363 Mapleton Rd
ZIP: 14094
(716) 210-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 606

Lockport Private Schools

Desales Catholic School
6914 Chestnut Ridge Rd
ZIP: 14094
Elementary
Total Enrollment 359
Henrietta G Lewis Campus School
6395 Old Niagara Rd
ZIP: 14094
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
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