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Population in 2012: 10,280 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 

Males: 5,070  (49.3%)
Females: 5,210  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14086.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,330 (it was $40,149 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$53,330
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,688

Lancaster village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,140 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$115,140
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,273; Detached houses: $111,126; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,397; In 2-unit structures: $109,784; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $204,326; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,174; Mobile homes: $15,963

Median gross rent in 2012: $649.

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Lancaster races chart
  • White alone - 9,862 (95.2%)
  • Two or more races - 308 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 148 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 20 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lancaster: 103.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (29.4%), Polish (21.7%), Irish (14.6%), Italian (11.2%), English (6.2%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Land area: 2.69 square miles.

Population density: 3,818 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster village:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

91 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.9%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, New York as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lancaster to the number of sex offenders is 8,077 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,860 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,567 (3.2%)

Lancaster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (4.5 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (8.9 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (271.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Depew, NY (1.3 miles ), Cheektowaga, NY (2.1 miles ), Harris Hill, NY (2.1 miles ), Elma Center, NY (2.3 miles ), Williamsville, NY (2.4 miles ), Elma, NY (2.4 miles ), Town Line, NY (2.4 miles ), Sloan, NY (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $117,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 128 buildings, average cost: $257,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.90 N, Longitude: 78.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -874 (-8.4%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 738 (13.7%)

Area code: 716

Lancaster household income distribution Lancaster home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 64 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
New York average:

3.23

Lancaster, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -724 (-6.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Lancaster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lancaster, New York

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Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Lancaster village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/23/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lancaster-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from Lancaster center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Lancaster center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lancaster topographic map

Birthplace of: Jason Pawlikowski - College basketball player (St. Bonaventure Bonnies).

Main business address for: ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT INC (SERVICES-ENGINEERING SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lancaster:

  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT LINWOOD (Nursing Home, 1818 COMO PARK BLVD)
  • GREENFIELD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 5949 BROADWAY)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Lancaster:

  • HOME CARE BUFFALO CHHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)
  • KRESGE RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)
  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT MAPLEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Lancaster, NY

Airports located in Lancaster:

Amtrak stations near Lancaster:

  • 3 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.
  • 11 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:

  • Daemen College (about 8 miles; Amherst, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,015)
  • University at Buffalo (about 9 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 24,102)
  • Canisius College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 3,849)
  • Medaille College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • Erie Community College (about 11 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,949)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (about 11 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,410)
  • D'Youville College (about 12 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,265)

Public high schools in Lancaster:

Private high school in Lancaster:

  • ST MARYS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 142 LAVERACK AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

  • ST MARYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 2 SAINT MARYS HL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF POMPEII SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 129 LAVERACK AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BUFFALO SUBURBAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: 5580 GENESEE ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Lancaster, School District: LANCASTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $531,878; Location: 5466 BROADWAY; 57,666 books; 4,618 audio materials; 6,119 video materials; 57 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 166 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lancaster: Lancaster Fire Department Station 1 (A), Lancaster Fire Department Station 2 (B), Lancaster Public Library (C), Lancaster Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lancaster include: Bible Tabernacle (A), Calvary Chapel of the Niagara (B), Faith United Methodist Church (C), Lancaster Presbyterian Church (D), Our Lady of Pompeii Church (E), Saint John's Lutheran Church (F), Saint Mary of the Assumption (G), Trinity Episcopal Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Plum Bottom Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lancaster: Como Lake Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00909. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00909
U.S.:

0.06353
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.73. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.73
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is worse than average. There were 45 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.5. This is worse than average. There were 45 monitors within city limits.
City:

34.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.96. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.96
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lancaster and their reported violations in the past:

SORRENTOS SHADY OAKS (Address: 784 SCHWARTZ ROAD , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.0% for Black residents, 3.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.2%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  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: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lancaster, NY

112 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
33 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2000:

  • 112 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Lancaster compared to New York state average:

Lancaster, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Lancaster (2011 data):

  • Bank of Akron: Lancaster Office at 3619 Walden Avenue, branch established on 2007/09/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $223.4 mil, Deposits: $188.8 mil, headquarters in Akron, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Lancaster Branch at 5226 Broadway, branch established on 1945/11/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Alden State Bank: Lancaster Branch at 5802 Broadway, branch established on 1995/03/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.0 mil, Deposits: $196.8 mil, headquarters in Alden, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lancaster travel time to work - commute


Lancaster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lancaster village (based on Erie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Here74.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents77.0%2.8%2.7%2.6%2.0%
Congregations26.1%2.8%6.7%8.6%1.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.6%1.4%6.4%
Congregations6.8%6.8%5.6%4.2%30.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This 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.
New York:

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

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,290$37,7403$2,322
Other Government Administration 1$3,188$38,2567$3,919
Judicial and Legal 1$2,387$28,6444$4,129
Police - Other 0$0 9$5,473
Streets and Highways 0$0 14$21,896
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$405
Sewerage 0$0 10$8,103
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$44
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$1,824
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,528
Totals for Government 4$11,865$35,59553$49,643

Lancaster government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $973,000 ($94.65)
    General: $313,000 ($30.45)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($4.47)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,319,000 ($128.31)
    Police Protection: $1,303,000 ($126.75)
    Regular Highways: $912,000 ($88.72)
    Water Utilities: $871,000 ($84.73)
    Sewerage: $176,000 ($17.12)
    Fire Protection: $162,000 ($15.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $159,000 ($15.47)
    Financial Administration: $155,000 ($15.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $130,000 ($12.65)
    General Public Buildings: $125,000 ($12.16)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($12.06)
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000 ($9.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $91,000 ($8.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $47,000 ($4.57)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000 ($18.29)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $67,000 ($6.52)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($3.21)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($2.04)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.58)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($0.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.19)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.10)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,665,000 ($259.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($18.39)

Lancaster government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $402,000 ($39.11)
    All Other: $25,000 ($2.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $182,000 ($17.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $746,000 ($72.57)
    All Other: $556,000 ($54.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($4.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,335,000 ($129.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $120,000 ($11.67)
    Highways: $82,000 ($7.98)
  • Tax - Property: $3,545,000 ($344.84)
    Public Utilities: $218,000 ($21.21)
    NEC: $98,000 ($9.53)

Lancaster government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,153,000 ($306.71)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,132,000 ($304.67)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $735,000 ($71.50)
    Other NEC: $405,000 ($39.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $3,624,000 ($352.53)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,001,000 ($291.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $537,000 ($52.24)
    Water Utilities: $263,000 ($25.58)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,868,000 ($181.71)
    Beginning: $600,000 ($58.37)

Lancaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,117,000 ($108.66)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($0.88)

2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.75%
New York average:

5.41%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.18%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Niagara County, NY  0.48% ($37,162 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($35,945)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($27,241)


3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
New York average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Niagara County, NY  0.52% ($38,108 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($34,817)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($30,478)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:

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

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:

  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, 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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $4,203,000
Total average daily traffic: 83,370
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,410



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED74$102,90549$107,939102$92,68615$47,7332$674,0005$118,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$133,0003$98,6679$120,6676$12,8331$5,625,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$92,8001$106,00051$99,19617$35,2350$04$42,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$69,0002$69,00032$96,1884$84,5000$01$92,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$148,0001$114,00016$81,8134$20,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0143.00 , 0144.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$113,3136$110,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$98,3332$93,0001$33,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$144,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$105,0001$153,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0143.00 , 0144.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 78
  • Hazardous Condition: 71

Incident types - Lancaster


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lancaster, NY
Businesses in Lancaster, NY
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Tim Hortons5
FedEx1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS4
Papa John's Pizza1Walmart1
Rite Aid1YMCA1
Subway1

Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 (14086) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Holly Noelle Moschiano (26)
  • Robert C. Johnson (15)
  • Christopher Michael Williams (14)
  • David G. Hangauer, Jr. (14)
  • Robert Johnson (10)
  • Edward P. Furlani (9)
  • Maarten Van Huystee (6)
  • Steven W. Winn (6)
  • Edward A. Wilkolaski (5)
  • Serge Campeau (4)

Total of 195 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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