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Overview

Introduction to Williamsville, New York

Williamsville, New York, in Erie County, is 2 miles SE of Amherst, New York and 8 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Williamsville has a population of 5,573.

Williamsville History

Williamsville was named in honor of one of the region’s early settlers, Jonas Williams. Williams, a miller, built the first mill in the village in 1811. Williamsville was officially incorporated as a village in 1850. During the War of 1812, an American regiment was stationed in Williamsville.

Williamsville and nearby Attractions

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
  • Millard Fillmore House
  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Williamsville

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, the Millard Fillmore House and the Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. Artpark, Beaver Island State Park and Devils Hole State Park are the local parks. The Aquarium of Niagara is nearby as well.

Williamsville Transportation

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located nearby.

Williamsville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Buffalo State College, Canisius College and Christ the King Seminary.

People

Total Population 5,269
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 24.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,644
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 43%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,917
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.9%
Median Gross Rent $861
Median House Value $162,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 18.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Williamsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Amherst, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14221
P.O. Box Zip Codes 14231
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.963
Longitude -78.738

Williamsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station LOCKPORT 3 S
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station LOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Williamsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bflo (14231)

Clarence (14221)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarence Center 2,151 $127,941
Depew 15,227 $63,322

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Williamsville High Schools

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WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH HS
1595 HOPKINS RD
716-626-8500
Serves 1,466 students.

WILLIAMSVILLE SOUTH HS
5950 MAIN ST
716-626-8200
Serves 947 students.

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