Lackawanna, New York

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Population in 2019: 17,720 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 8,426  (47.6%)
Females: 9,294  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 14218.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,956 (it was $29,354 in 2000)
Lackawanna:

$39,956
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,213 (it was $16,727 in 2000)

Lackawanna city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,170 (it was $72,400 in 2000)
Lackawanna:

$102,170
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $118,509; detached houses: $118,762; townhouses or other attached units: $131,021; in 2-unit structures: $100,009; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,740; mobile homes: $143,848

Median gross rent in 2019: $676.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lackawanna: 101.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.6%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.9% for American Indian residents, 43.7% for other race residents, 67.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lackawanna, NY (2019)
    • 13,26474.4%White alone
    • 1,90310.7%Black alone
    • 1,6919.5%Hispanic
    • 6403.6%Two or more races
    • 880.5%Asian alone
    • 900.5%Other race alone
    • 570.3%American Indian alone
    • 320.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lackawanna detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Lackawanna, New York as of February 06, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lackawanna is 666 to 1.


Crime rates in Lackawanna by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(27.4)
6
(33.8)
6
(34.2)
1
(5.7)
7
(40.7)
10
(54.9)
6
(32.9)
13
(72.4)
3
(16.7)
14
(78.2)
18
(100.4)
10
(56.1)
11
(61.4)
12
(67.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(76.8)
30
(168.8)
16
(91.2)
18
(103.2)
24
(139.5)
21
(115.2)
17
(93.3)
11
(61.2)
10
(55.8)
23
(128.4)
18
(100.4)
23
(129.0)
14
(78.2)
9
(50.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
68
(373.1)
83
(466.9)
69
(393.2)
70
(401.5)
84
(488.3)
99
(543.3)
54
(296.4)
64
(356.2)
63
(351.3)
61
(340.5)
61
(340.2)
42
(235.7)
45
(251.3)
60
(338.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
124
(680.4)
129
(725.7)
115
(655.3)
104
(596.5)
125
(726.7)
107
(587.2)
125
(686.1)
100
(556.6)
86
(479.6)
73
(407.5)
99
(552.1)
84
(471.3)
71
(396.6)
53
(299.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
298
(1,635)
300
(1,688)
336
(1,915)
344
(1,973)
310
(1,802)
309
(1,696)
407
(2,234)
398
(2,215)
299
(1,668)
305
(1,703)
316
(1,762)
249
(1,397)
215
(1,201)
291
(1,642)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(170.1)
30
(168.8)
25
(142.5)
15
(86.0)
34
(197.7)
24
(131.7)
32
(175.6)
35
(194.8)
27
(150.6)
29
(161.9)
30
(167.3)
24
(134.7)
29
(162.0)
34
(191.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(22.0)
1
(5.5)
3
(16.7)
7
(39.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.7)
3
(16.8)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
City-Data.com crime index246.3302.8267.2243.4310.8306.6265.1301.8223.9289.9312.1230.4211.6239.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lackawanna, NY

Crime rate in Lackawanna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 53 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
New York average:

2.92
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Ancestries: Polish (17.0%), Italian (8.4%), German (7.2%), Irish (7.2%), Arab (5.3%), American (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.12 square miles.

Population density: 2,894 people per square mile   (average).

Lackawanna, New York map

1,775 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 1.4% Latin America).

This city:

10.0%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,138 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,023 (3.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Buffalo, NY (6.0 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (273.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Blasdell, NY (1.3 miles ),
West Seneca, NY (1.9 miles ),
Sloan, NY (2.3 miles ),
Orchard Park, NY (2.4 miles ),
Buffalo, NY (2.5 miles ),
Wanakah, NY (2.5 miles ),
Hamburg, NY (2.6 miles ),
Cheektowaga, NY (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 78.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,876 (-16.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,040 (13.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Distribution of median household income in Lackawanna, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lackawanna, NY in 2019
Lackawanna satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $45,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $88,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2014: 48 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lackawanna, NY residents
Average permit cost in Lackawanna, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Lackawanna, NY
Historical housing units in Lackawanna, NY
Most common industries in Lackawanna, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Food (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Lackawanna, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)

Average climate in Lackawanna, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lackawanna, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.4. This is about average.

City:

62.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.43
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.408
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Lackawanna-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Lackawanna city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lackawanna-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from Lackawanna center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 238.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 342.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 282.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 280.4 miles away from Lackawanna center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snowstorms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lackawanna topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lackawanna:

  • BAKER VICTORY SERVICES (170 MARTIN RD)
  • BAKER VICTORY SERVICES (790 RIDGE RD)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (55 MELROY AVENUE)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY CLOSED (55 MELROY AT RIDGE ROAD)

Amtrak stations near Lackawanna:

  • 5 miles: BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET (BUFALO, EXCHANGE BTW ELLICOTT & WASHINGTON) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lackawanna:

  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 4 miles; Orchard Park, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Erie Community College (about 5 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • D'Youville College (about 7 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Canisius College (about 8 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 8 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 9 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)
  • Daemen College (about 11 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)

Public high schools in Lackawanna:

Private high school in Lackawanna:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lackawanna:

Private elementary/middle school in Lackawanna:

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Library in Lackawanna:

  • LACKAWANNA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $330,089; Location: 560 RIDGE ROAD; 30,107 books; 2,181 audio materials; 2,801 video materials; 57 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 62 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lackawanna: South Side Light (A), Lackawanna Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), South Park Stadium (C), Lackawanna Fire Department (D), Lackawanna Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Abbott Road Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lackawanna include: Saint Michaels Church (A), Abundant Life Enlightenment Church (B), Bethel Assembly of God Lackawanna (C), Bethel Presbyterian Church (D), Croatian Roman Catholic Church (E), Ebenezer Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (H), Lackawanna Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: South Branch Smoke Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Ron Jaworski - Professional football quarterback, Lonnie Smith (jazz musician) - Jazz organist and pianist, Mike Mamula - Football player, Pat McMahon (coach) - College baseball coach, Ruben Santiago-Hudson - Actor and screenwriter, John Batorski - Football player.

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.5%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lackawanna in 2010:

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Lackawanna in 2000:

  • 149 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Lackawanna (2011 data):

  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Lackawanna Branch at 703 Ridge Road, branch established on 1935/01/02; Abbott Road Plaza Branch at 1248 Abbott Road, branch established on 1951/10/15. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc

For population 15 years and over in Lackawanna:

Marital status in Lackawanna, NY
  • Never married: 42.0%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lackawanna:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
New York average:

13.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lackawanna
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lackawanna, NY (based on Erie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic352,894111
Mainline Protestant62,675212
Evangelical Protestant49,435209
Other34,07679
Black Protestant24,19269
Orthodox4,1039
None391,665-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Erie County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Erie County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Erie County:

9.8%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
New York:

50.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lackawanna:

44.7%
New York:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Lackawanna:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
New York:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
New York:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lackawanna:

34.4%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Lackawanna:

54.2%
State:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.9%
State:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lackawanna, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 50$287,043$68,8900$0
Police Protection - Officers 46$300,459$78,3810$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 25$119,888$57,54613$11,946
Streets and Highways 20$83,765$50,2590$0
Solid Waste Management 12$48,684$48,6840$0
Other Government Administration 12$62,924$62,92413$19,341
Financial Administration 9$39,156$52,2085$4,412
Police - Other 7$29,013$49,7375$4,754
Judicial and Legal 3$15,587$62,3480$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,392$50,3524$3,149
Parks and Recreation 2$10,180$61,08014$9,436
Welfare 0$0 4$3,491
Totals for Government 188$1,005,091$64,15558$56,529

Lackawanna government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $406,000 ($22.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000 ($13.66)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($7.00)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($1.35)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,242,000 ($521.56)
    Police Protection: $4,849,000 ($273.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,509,000 ($254.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,126,000 ($119.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,664,000 ($93.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $783,000 ($44.19)
    Financial Administration: $550,000 ($31.04)
    Central Staff Services: $464,000 ($26.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000 ($25.28)
    General Public Buildings: $353,000 ($19.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $169,000 ($9.54)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($0.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $463,000 ($26.13)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $85,000 ($4.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $123,000 ($6.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($2.77)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($1.13)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($0.96)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($0.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,510,000 ($705.98)

Lackawanna government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,692,000 ($95.49)
    Other: $83,000 ($4.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($0.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $205,000 ($11.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,734,000 ($323.59)
    Other: $28,000 ($1.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $702,000 ($39.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $299,000 ($16.87)
    Sale of Property: $237,000 ($13.37)
    Rents: $64,000 ($3.61)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($0.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,310,000 ($356.09)
    Other: $702,000 ($39.62)
    Education: $53,000 ($2.99)
  • Tax - Property: $10,445,000 ($589.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $328,000 ($18.51)
    Other License: $183,000 ($10.33)
    Amusements License: $12,000 ($0.68)

Lackawanna government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,490,000 ($366.25)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,005,000 ($338.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $485,000 ($27.37)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $585,000 ($33.01)
    End of Fiscal Year: $390,000 ($22.01)

Lackawanna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $557,000 ($31.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,061,000 ($793.51)

2.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
New York average:

4.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($562 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Niagara County, NY  0.49% ($44,193 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($47,461)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.09% ($38,296)


3.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
New York average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($739 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Niagara County, NY  0.51% ($45,440 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($50,925)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.09% ($38,526)
Businesses in Lackawanna, NY
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Cricket Wireless3Subway1
Dairy Queen1Tim Hortons2
GNC1Walgreens1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lackawanna:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMNY (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lackawanna:

  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lackawanna:

  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lackawanna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.3mTotal length
  • $95,607,000Total costs
  • 288,439Total average daily traffic
  • 27,630Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Lackawanna, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lackawanna, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lackawanna)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lackawanna, NY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Reddon, 2960 South Park Avenue (Lat: 42.818611 Lon: -78.821556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQEN439,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2006, Expiration Date: 03/10/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2007, Certifier: Richard A Craig, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION 11A, 1951 Hamburg Turnpike (Lat: 42.818139 Lon: -78.852056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQOQ213, Licensee ID: L00006600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11153.1 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2011, Expiration Date: 12/16/2021, Certifier: Robert Tiller, Registrant: National Grid Usa Service Company, Inc., 300 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 428-6372, Fax: (315) 428-6689, Email:
  • OLV, Baker Alley (Lat: 42.826917 Lon: -78.821500), Type: Mast, Structure height: 38 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WQRJ470,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+16 more), Grant Date: 05/28/2013, Expiration Date: 05/28/2023, Certifier: Scott A Basista, Registrant: Transwave Communication Systems, Inc., 9020 Wehrle Dr, Clarence, NY 14031, Phone: (716) 626-9020, Fax: (716) 626-4991, Email:
  • BUF-38 Lackawanna, 120 Brown Street (Lat: 42.812833 Lon: -78.818639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQVL404,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz... (+26 more), Grant Date: 03/18/2015, Expiration Date: 03/18/2025, Certifier: Brian Gelfand, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • LACKAWANNA, Brown St. (Lat: 42.812833 Lon: -78.818639), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WHT350, Licensee ID: L00219539,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6330.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2002, Certifier: Heather B Gold, Registrant: Intermedia Service LLC, 3625 Queen Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619, Phone: (813) 829-2400, Fax: (813) 663-2312

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lackawanna)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: KEVIN D'ANGELO SEAREY (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 115KB, N115KB, N-115KB, Serial Number: 1LK588C, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 12/04/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Fly Away Inc, 1497 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 2368E, N2368E, N-2368E, Serial Number: 38-78A0450, Certificate Issue Date: 05/10/2006
    Registrant (Individual): John R Tomasik, 745 Willet Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/21/1970
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29022, N29022, N-29022, Serial Number: 21059783, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Unifly Inc, 1497 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218
  • Aircraft: INGLUT ROBERT M SONERAI IIL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89BA, N89BA, N-89BA, Serial Number: 01410L, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/1986, Certificate Issue Date: 05/24/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Robert M Inglut, 218 Maryknoll Drive, Lackawanna, NY 14218

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$79,30959$92,03465$70,89222$11,7272$130,00013$49,6150$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$84,0005$113,6008$56,3752$34,0000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$58,4299$50,77840$65,95034$15,4120$07$49,8571$12,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$57,0002$49,00035$79,2290$00$03$60,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$46,00012$87,9170$00$01$46,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.00 , 0122.00, 0123.00, 0124.00, 0125.01, 0125.02, 0126.00, 0127.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$77,5001$83,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$138,6671$73,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$75,3331$82,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$78,5001$83,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.00 , 0122.00, 0123.00, 0124.00, 0125.01, 0125.02, 0126.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lackawanna, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lackawanna, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 71. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 144 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lackawanna, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.9%), and Outside Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lackawanna, NY
    • 55845.9%Structure Fires
    • 41534.2%Outside Fires
    • 12210.0%Other
    • 1209.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lackawanna, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lackawanna, NY
  • 92.9%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lackawanna, NY
  • 89.9%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Lackawanna compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #42 (14218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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