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Overview

Introduction to West Seneca, New York

West Seneca, New York, in Erie county, is 3 miles SW of Cheektowaga, New York and 4 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. The town is included in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

West Seneca History

The area now known as West Seneca was not open to European settlement until the mid 19th century, because the town was situated on the land of the former Buffalo Creek Reservation. The community was formed in the year 1851, from parts of Hamburg and Cheektowaga. Since there was already another town named Seneca, this area was named West Seneca in 1852. A part of West Seneca split in 1909 to form the city of Lackawanna.

West Seneca and nearby Attractions

  • Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Buffalo Zoo

Things To Do In West Seneca

The Millard Fillmore House, Darwin Martin House State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site are all popular local sites providing education and recreation to the people of West Seneca. The Buffalo Museum of Science, CEPA Gallery, Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and Pedaling History Bicycle Museum showcase some interesting exhibits.

West Seneca Transportation

Air transportation is available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

West Seneca Higher Education

Erie Community College-South Campus, Canisius College, Erie Community College-North Campus and D'youville College are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,197
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+22,742
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,874
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,870
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,841

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,836
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$759
Median House Value$137,700

Ancestry

Polish27.3%
Irish24.7%
Italian18.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.2%
English5.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Arab1.4%
Ukrainian1.1%
Lebanese1%
Canadian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Greek0.4%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.2%
German0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
African0.1%
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West Seneca Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14206, 14210, 14218, 14224
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-78.81

West Seneca 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
Distance6 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
Distance14.7 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
Distance16.3 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
Depew15,325$64,246
Lackawanna17,992$41,960
Sloan3,606$58,326

West Seneca Public Libraries

West Seneca Public Library
1300 UNION ROAD
West Seneca, New York
(716) 674-2928

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West Seneca Public Schools

Allendale Elementary School
1399 Orchard Park Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3660
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Alternative Learning Center
900 Mill Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3695
Clinton Elementary School
4100 Clinton St
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3620
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
East Elementary School
1415 Center Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3560
East Middle School
1445 Center Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3530
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Erie 1 Boces
355 Harlem Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 821-7001
Other
Total Enrollment 421
Northwood Elementary School
250 Northwood Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Potters Road School
675 Potters Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
West Elementary School
1397 Orchard Park Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3250
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
West Middle School
395 Center Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 955
West Seneca East Senior High School
4760 Seneca St
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3300
High
Total Enrollment 950
West Seneca West Senior High School
3330 Seneca St
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3350
High
Total Enrollment 1277
Western Psychiatric Center
1010 East & West Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-7047
Other
Total Enrollment 51
Winchester Elementary School
650 Harlem Rd
ZIP: 14224
(716) 677-3580
Primary
Total Enrollment 291

West Seneca Private Schools

Center Road Christian Academy
412 Center Rd
ZIP: 14224
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Fourteen Holy Helpers School
1339 Indian Church Rd
ZIP: 14224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
Queen Of Heaven Elementary School
839 Mill Rd
ZIP: 14224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 213
Trinity Lutheran School
146 Reserve Rd
ZIP: 14224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
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