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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,269
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens24.3%
Employed Population 16+2,712
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58%
Median Earnings25+$45,045
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,784

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,250
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone44.4%
Median Gross Rent$901
Median House Value$164,000

Ancestry

German28.6%
Irish21.7%
Italian17.4%
Polish15.6%
English14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
Dutch3.5%
Swedish2.5%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Russian1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Croatian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
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Williamsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14221
P.O. Box Zip Codes14231
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-78.85

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)

StationBUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance2.1 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
StationLOCKPORT 3 S
Distance12 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
Distance17.2 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
Amherst124,647$96,431
Cheektowaga87,591$62,040
Clarence Center2,341$116,429
Depew15,325$64,246
Lancaster42,725$87,088
Sloan3,606$58,326

Williamsville Public Schools

Country Parkway Elementary School
35 Hollybrook
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-9860
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Forest Elementary School
250 N Forest Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-9800
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Harris Hill Elementary School
4260 S Harris Hill Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 407-9175
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Heim Elementary School
155 Heim Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8686
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Heim Middle School
175 Heim Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8600
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
Maple East Elementary School
1500 Maple Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Maple West Elementary School
851 Maple Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8840
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Mill Middle School
505 Mill St
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 858
Sheridan Hill Elementary School
4560 Boncrest Dr E
ZIP: 14221
(716) 407-9250
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Williamsville North High School
1595 Hopkins Rd
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8500
High
Total Enrollment 1271
Williamsville South High School
5950 Main St
ZIP: 14221
(716) 626-8200
High
Total Enrollment 952

Williamsville Private Schools

Chc Learning Center
80 Lawrence Bell Dr Sutie 115
ZIP: 14221
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
Christian Central Academy
39 Academy St
ZIP: 14221
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 390
Gateway-longview Lynde School
6350 Main St
ZIP: 14221
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 150
Nativity Of Mary School
8550 Main St
ZIP: 14221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
St Gregory The Great School
250 Saint Gregory Ct
ZIP: 14221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 579
Sts Peter & Paul Elementary School
5480 Main St
ZIP: 14221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 292
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