West Seneca, New York

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Population in 2010: 44,711.
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
Males: 21,575  (48.3%)
Females: 23,136  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 14224.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,560 (it was $46,264 in 2000)
West Seneca:

$64,560
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,253 (it was $20,529 in 2000)

West Seneca CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,053 (it was $94,100 in 2000)
West Seneca:

$155,053
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $177,189; detached houses: $181,838; townhouses or other attached units: $148,996; in 2-unit structures: $166,249; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,162; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,435; mobile homes: $30,726

Median gross rent in 2017: $788.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Seneca: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.7% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Seneca, NY (2017)
    • 42,93194.5%White alone
    • 9002.0%Hispanic
    • 7311.6%Black alone
    • 3610.8%Two or more races
    • 1620.4%Asian alone
    • 710.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.01%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in West Seneca, New York as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Seneca is 4,104 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in West Seneca by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(15.5)
4
(8.9)
8
(18.2)
7
(16.0)
4
(9.2)
3
(7.0)
3
(6.7)
2
(4.5)
1
(2.2)
3
(6.7)
4
(8.8)
11
(24.0)
9
(19.7)
15
(32.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(39.9)
23
(51.3)
19
(43.2)
12
(27.4)
22
(50.5)
11
(25.5)
15
(33.4)
13
(29.0)
9
(20.1)
17
(37.9)
17
(37.5)
14
(30.6)
9
(19.7)
13
(28.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(77.6)
39
(87.0)
49
(111.5)
45
(102.7)
27
(62.0)
34
(79.0)
30
(66.8)
37
(82.4)
24
(53.5)
18
(40.1)
24
(52.9)
38
(83.1)
25
(54.8)
34
(74.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
147
(326.0)
178
(397.1)
166
(377.7)
136
(310.2)
129
(296.0)
194
(450.5)
176
(391.9)
149
(331.8)
166
(370.4)
111
(247.4)
119
(262.4)
114
(249.2)
82
(179.8)
112
(245.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
857
(1,900)
711
(1,586)
691
(1,572)
729
(1,663)
731
(1,678)
754
(1,751)
684
(1,523)
663
(1,477)
710
(1,584)
631
(1,406)
513
(1,131)
463
(1,012)
465
(1,020)
505
(1,105)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
59
(130.8)
43
(95.9)
38
(86.5)
46
(104.9)
41
(94.1)
28
(65.0)
40
(89.1)
30
(66.8)
20
(44.6)
22
(49.0)
16
(35.3)
15
(32.8)
16
(35.1)
11
(24.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A1
(2.3)
5
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
3
(6.7)
6
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)153.6138.8150.6138.1130.2135.8128.7116.4115.8102.295.3105.693.3112.9

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City-data.com crime index in West Seneca, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 77 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Polish (26.9%), German (17.1%), Italian (15.3%), Irish (14.0%), American (4.8%), English (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1851

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,091 people per square mile   (low).

West Seneca, New York map

1,143 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This place:

2.5%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,465 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,110 (2.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (5.0 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (6.4 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (271.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lackawanna, NY (1.9 miles ),
Sloan, NY (2.0 miles ),
Blasdell, NY (2.1 miles ),
Cheektowaga, NY (2.2 miles ),
Orchard Park, NY (2.3 miles ),
Depew, NY (2.4 miles ),
Lancaster, NY (2.5 miles ),
Buffalo, NY (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.84 N, Longitude: 78.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,071 (-13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,182 (17.8%)

Area codes: 716, 585

Distribution of median household income in West Seneca, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Seneca, NY in 2017
West Seneca satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 71 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 1998: 85 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2002: 87 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2004: 87 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2010: 74 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2015: 44 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 West Seneca, NY residents
Average permit cost in West Seneca, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in West Seneca, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in West Seneca, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in West Seneca, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Seneca, 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 3.6 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 3.6 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 3.4 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 3.6 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 3.6 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 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

West Seneca-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 12.1 miles away from the West Seneca place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 29.4 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Seneca-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 125.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 149.7 miles away from West Seneca center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 235.0 miles away from West Seneca 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 121.3 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 276.8 miles away from West Seneca 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 61.4 miles away from West Seneca 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

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

Hospitals and medical centers in West Seneca:

  • WESTERN NEW YORK DDSO (1278 EAST AND WEST RD)
  • WESTERN NEW YORK DDSO - WEST S (1200 EAST & WEST RD)
  • SENECA HEALTH CARE CENTER (2987 SENECA STREET)
  • RENAL CARE OF BUFFALO, INC. (550 ORCHARD PARK ROAD)

Airports located in West Seneca:

Amtrak stations near West Seneca:

  • 6 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.
  • 7 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 in West Seneca:

  • Erie 1 BOCES (Full-time enrollment: 279; Location: 355 Harlem Rd; Public; Website: e1b.org/adulted)
  • Continental School of Beauty Culture-West Seneca (Full-time enrollment: 111; Location: 1050 Union Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.continentalnow.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Seneca:

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

Public high schools in West Seneca:

Private high school in West Seneca:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Seneca:

Private elementary/middle schools in West Seneca:

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Library in West Seneca:

  • WEST SENECA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $529,017; Location: 1300 UNION ROAD; 48,465 books; 3,360 audio materials; 3,997 video materials; 57 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Seneca: Lackawanna Toll Plaza (A), West Seneca Fire District 6 (B), West Seneca Fire District Reserve Hose Company (C), Vigilant Fire Company (D), Seneca Hose Company 1 (E), Winchester Volunteer Fire Company (F), Reserve Hose Fire Company (G), East Seneca Volunteer Fire Company (H), Union Fire Company (I), Gardenville Fire District 1 (J), Seneca Greenhouse (K), West Seneca Public Library (L), West Seneca Town Hall (M), Eden Heights of West Seneca Assisted Living Facility (N), ElderWood Village at Westwood (O), Seneca Health Care Center (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in West Seneca include: Saint Davids Church (A), Center Road Baptist Church (B), Covenant United Methodist Church (C), Ebenezer United Church of Christ (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church of West Seneca (F), Living Faith Free Methodist Church (G), Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church (H), Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Saint Matthews Cemetery (2), Angle Road Cemetery (3), Mount Hope Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ebenezer Brook (A), Cayuga Creek (B), Buffalo Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in West Seneca: Centennial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Chris Mueller - Ice hockey player, Justin Strzelczyk - Football player, Lee Stempniak - Ice hockey player, Brian Roloff - Ice hockey 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 place:

2.3 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.8%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


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

People in group quarters in West Seneca in 2010:

  • 161 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 140 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in West Seneca in 2000:

  • 160 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 76 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 40 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 29 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in West Seneca (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Southgate Plaza Drive-In Branch, Southgate Plaza Branch, Union Square Branch, Slade Avenue Branch. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Orchard Park Rd.- W. Seneca/Tops Bra, Harlem Rd.-W. Seneca/Tops Branch, West Seneca Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Seneca Square Branch at 325 Orchard Park Road, branch established on 2005/10/24; West Seneca Branch at 1251 Union Road, branch established on 1996/11/12. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Seneca Square Branch at 320 Orchard Park Road, branch established on 2009/06/22; West Seneca Branch at 4050 Seneca Street, branch established on 1963/07/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: West Seneca Drive-In Facility at 4099 Seneca Street, branch established on 1991/02/19; West Seneca Branch at 4049 Seneca Street, branch established on 1963/06/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Garden Village Branch at 2345 Union Road, branch established on 1970/12/12. 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
  • Northwest Savings Bank: West Seneca Branch at 1055 Union Road, branch established on 2006/11/30. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Evans Bank, National Association: West Seneca Branch at 938 Union Road, branch established on 1999/02/01. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $730.9 mil, Deposits: $618.8 mil, headquarters in Angola, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Evans Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in West Seneca:

Marital status in West Seneca, NY
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in West Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Seneca
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Seneca, 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
This 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
Here:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

9.8%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Seneca:

51.7%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Seneca:

49.3%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Seneca:

21.3%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.9%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Seneca:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
West Seneca:

77.6%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Seneca, NY Residents

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 West Seneca, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Just Tires1
AT&T1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Kmart1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Curves1Plato's Closet1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid3
FedEx5Subway3
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1The Room Place1
H&R Block1Tim Hortons7
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Honda1YMCA1
Jones New York1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Seneca:

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

  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRF (96.9 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.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 West Seneca:

  • 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.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, 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 West Seneca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 88Number of bridges
  • 1,043ft / 318mTotal length
  • $1,453,006,000Total costs
  • 2,161,709Total average daily traffic
  • 139,465Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,725,348Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Seneca, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 131950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 241970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Seneca, NY
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 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 ORIGINATED251$116,386226$108,951485$111,36147$27,5112$164,00014$86,0001$31,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$129,71414$133,71459$115,6278$33,1250$00$01$20,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$116,08715$92,133160$115,78159$22,3560$07$49,1434$30,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$117,9238$103,250147$117,8574$42,5000$01$108,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$89,2003$106,66735$112,7711$20,0000$02$66,5000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in West Seneca, NY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$125,89528$133,6790$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$138,4005$145,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$132,3857$126,5711$88,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$65,0001$137,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Seneca, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Seneca, NY - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 150. The highest number of reported fires - 266 took place in 2009, and the least - 78 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Seneca, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.7%), and Other (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Seneca, NY
    • 1,01239.7%Structure Fires
    • 86233.8%Other
    • 38915.3%Outside Fires
    • 28611.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Seneca, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Seneca, NY
  • 97.6%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Electricity
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Seneca, NY
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel


West Seneca compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

West Seneca on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #58 (14224) 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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