Lancaster, New York

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Population in 2014: 10,294 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 
Males: 4,916  (47.8%)
Females: 5,378  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 14086.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,525 (it was $40,149 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$55,525
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,455 (it was $20,308 in 2000)

Lancaster village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,848 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$117,848
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $151,092; Detached houses: $153,223; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,237; In 2-unit structures: $95,038; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,821; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,849; Mobile homes: $59,459; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,898

Median gross rent in 2013: $662.

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  • Races in Lancaster, NY (2013)

    Lancaster races chart
    • 9,80094.9%White alone
    • 2542.5%Two or more races
    • 1371.3%Hispanic
    • 540.5%Asian alone
    • 120.1%Black alone
    • 20.02%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lancaster: 101.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.3%), Polish (21.6%), Irish (14.4%), Italian (11.4%), English (5.3%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Land area: 2.69 square miles.

Population density: 3,823 people per square mile   (average).

Lancaster,NY real estate house value index trend

Lancaster, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster village:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

125 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.2%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,019 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,777 (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:

  • 2003: 158 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $272,600

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: -1,645 (-15.9%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 634 (11.5%)

Area code: 716

Lancaster household income distribution Lancaster home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 61 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
New York average:

3.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -724 (-6.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Lancaster, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lancaster, New York average temperatures Lancaster, New York average precipitation Lancaster, New York humidity Lancaster, New York wind speed Lancaster, New York snowfall Lancaster, New York sunshine Lancaster, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 74% 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 near New York state average. It is 87% 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 131.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from Lancaster center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 229.4 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 271.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from Lancaster center
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
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 (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 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 and medical centers in Lancaster:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • HARRIS HILL NURSING FACILITY L L C (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY)
  • VNA OF WESTERN NY CHHA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY)
  • GARDEN GATE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE AMHERST (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; AMHERST, 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: 2,365)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 9 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • University at Buffalo (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 25,415)
  • Canisius College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Erie Community College (about 11 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 11 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)

Public high school in Lancaster:

Private high school in Lancaster:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.48
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.39. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.39
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.98
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.3%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Black residents, 4.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.1% 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
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, New York environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
New York average:

13.9

Lancaster travel time to work - commute Lancaster mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lancaster:

49.2%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.3%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lancaster:

10.7%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lancaster:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lancaster:

34.3%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Lancaster:

54.6%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Lancaster:

76.7%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lancaster, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,263
Other Government Administration 1$5,991$71,8927$6,206
Judicial and Legal 1$2,845$34,1404$5,260
Firefighters 0$0 1$443
Streets and Highways 16$65,738$49,3040$0
Solid Waste Management 5$21,803$52,3270$0
Sewerage 4$18,305$54,9150$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 1$1,641
Other and Unallocable 0$0 14$9,082
Totals for Government 27$114,682$50,97029$24,895

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $973,000 ($94.52)
    General: $313,000 ($30.41)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($4.47)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,319,000 ($128.13)
    Police Protection: $1,303,000 ($126.58)
    Regular Highways: $912,000 ($88.60)
    Water Utilities: $871,000 ($84.61)
    Sewerage: $176,000 ($17.10)
    Fire Protection: $162,000 ($15.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $159,000 ($15.45)
    Financial Administration: $155,000 ($15.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $130,000 ($12.63)
    General Public Buildings: $125,000 ($12.14)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($12.05)
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000 ($9.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $91,000 ($8.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $47,000 ($4.57)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000 ($18.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $67,000 ($6.51)
    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 ($258.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($18.36)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $402,000 ($39.05)
    All Other: $25,000 ($2.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $182,000 ($17.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $746,000 ($72.47)
    All Other: $556,000 ($54.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($4.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,335,000 ($129.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $120,000 ($11.66)
    Highways: $82,000 ($7.97)
  • Tax - Property: $3,545,000 ($344.38)
    Public Utilities: $218,000 ($21.18)
    NEC: $98,000 ($9.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,153,000 ($306.29)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,132,000 ($304.25)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $735,000 ($71.40)
    Other NEC: $405,000 ($39.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $3,624,000 ($352.05)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,001,000 ($291.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $537,000 ($52.17)
    Water Utilities: $263,000 ($25.55)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,868,000 ($181.46)
    Beginning: $600,000 ($58.29)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,117,000 ($108.51)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($0.87)

2.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.69%
New York average:

5.06%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($668 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($36,008 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($32,012)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($28,680)


3.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.10%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($862 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($38,661 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($37,071)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.08% ($34,748)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $3,284,000Total costs
  • 85,982Total average daily traffic
  • 1,452Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 51950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lancaster, NY
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Lancaster, NY
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Tim Hortons5
FedEx1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS4
Papa John's Pizza1Walmart1
Rite Aid1YMCA1
Subway1

Lancaster compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 (14086) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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