Lancaster, New York

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Population in 2022: 10,111 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 4,542  (44.9%)
Females: 5,569  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
New York median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 14086.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $63,486 (it was $40,149 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$63,486
NY:

$79,557

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $41,871 (it was $20,308 in 2000)

Lancaster village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $194,400 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$194,400
NY:

$400,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $244,055; detached houses: $258,042; townhouses or other attached units: $217,708; in 2-unit structures: $199,670; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $213,644; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,912; mobile homes: $67,367; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $89,496

Median gross rent in 2022: $911.

March 2022 cost of living index in Lancaster: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 5.5%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lancaster, NY (2022)
    • 9,70395.6%White alone
    • 1691.7%Hispanic
    • 760.7%Other race alone
    • 490.5%Asian alone
    • 350.3%Two or more races

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According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, New York as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lancaster is 785 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Lancaster by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.8)
2
(7.9)
1
(2.8)
1
(2.7)
3
(8.2)
5
(13.5)
8
(21.4)
4
(10.7)
9
(23.8)
5
(13.3)
2
(5.3)
2
(5.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(29.8)
4
(15.8)
4
(15.7)
7
(19.5)
4
(11.0)
2
(5.4)
12
(32.3)
2
(5.3)
5
(13.3)
1
(2.6)
8
(21.3)
1
(2.7)
2
(5.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(85.1)
14
(55.3)
9
(35.4)
7
(19.5)
10
(27.5)
10
(27.2)
8
(21.5)
9
(24.1)
14
(37.4)
11
(29.1)
8
(21.3)
9
(23.9)
12
(30.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
94
(400.0)
73
(288.3)
67
(263.5)
60
(167.5)
44
(121.0)
35
(95.2)
53
(142.7)
48
(128.3)
48
(128.1)
40
(105.9)
37
(98.5)
33
(87.7)
28
(71.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
484
(2,059)
430
(1,698)
412
(1,620)
446
(1,245)
494
(1,358)
392
(1,066)
376
(1,013)
383
(1,024)
350
(934.4)
356
(942.4)
351
(934.2)
298
(791.9)
380
(966.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(59.6)
4
(15.8)
13
(51.1)
10
(27.9)
9
(24.7)
4
(10.9)
7
(18.9)
11
(29.4)
8
(21.4)
9
(23.8)
10
(26.6)
16
(42.5)
17
(43.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(17.0)
5
(19.7)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index141.1114.7105.475.875.863.876.875.868.172.767.751.058.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lancaster, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 66 (51 officers - 48 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
New York average:

3.28
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Ancestries: Polish (33.9%), German (19.2%), Italian (8.8%), American (8.7%), English (8.5%), Irish (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Land area: 2.69 square miles.

Population density: 3,755 people per square mile   (average).

Lancaster, New York map

98 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $4,553 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $4,232 (2.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.90 N, Longitude: 78.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -449 (-4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,486 (24.4%)

Area code: 716

Distribution of median household income in Lancaster, NY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Lancaster, NY in 2022
Lancaster satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 66 buildings, average cost: $301,000
  • 2021: 73 buildings, average cost: $305,200
  • 2020: 113 buildings, average cost: $312,700
  • 2019: 72 buildings, average cost: $299,700
  • 2018: 79 buildings, average cost: $260,400
  • 2017: 61 buildings, average cost: $316,900
  • 2016: 174 buildings, average cost: $282,400
  • 2015: 139 buildings, average cost: $313,000
  • 2014: 148 buildings, average cost: $304,000
  • 2013: 121 buildings, average cost: $266,800
  • 2012: 128 buildings, average cost: $257,800
  • 2011: 102 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2010: 144 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2009: 167 buildings, average cost: $213,600
  • 2008: 103 buildings, average cost: $242,900
  • 2007: 131 buildings, average cost: $253,600
  • 2006: 104 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2005: 110 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2004: 107 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2003: 154 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2002: 251 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2001: 255 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2000: 203 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 1999: 311 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1998: 197 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 1997: 204 buildings, average cost: $126,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lancaster, NY residents
Average permit cost in Lancaster, NY
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.4%
New York:

4.4%
Historical population in Lancaster, NY
Historical housing units in Lancaster, NY
Most common industries in Lancaster, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.3%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Lancaster, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in Lancaster, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lancaster, 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 2023 was 86.0. This is about average.

City:

86.0
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.248. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.43. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.43
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.107. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.107
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 33.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

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.:

0.00931

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 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 131.5 miles away from Lancaster 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 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 347.4 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 272.6 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 271.0 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 (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).
Lancaster topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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 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

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

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster:

Marital status in Lancaster, NY
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 45.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
New York average:

13.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Lancaster
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lancaster, 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
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Erie County:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lancaster:

52.7%
New York:

50.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.3%
State:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
New York:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.5%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lancaster:

10.9%
New York:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lancaster:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lancaster:

34.3%
New York:

33.4%

General health condition:
Lancaster:

59.2%
State:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Lancaster:

78.2%
State:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lancaster, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 22$137,742$75,1323$5,380
Other Government Administration 2$11,266$67,5966$5,011
Judicial and Legal 1$5,232$62,7844$5,892
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,533
Police - Other 0$0 8$7,363
Firefighters 0$0 1$886
Totals for Government 25$154,240$74,03523$27,064

Lancaster government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $208,000 ($20.57)
    Regular Highways: $205,000 ($20.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000 ($5.24)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,970,000 ($194.84)
    Police Protection: $1,011,000 ($99.99)
    Regular Highways: $984,000 ($97.32)
    Sewerage: $443,000 ($43.81)
    Financial Administration: $192,000 ($18.99)
    Central Staff Services: $181,000 ($17.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $172,000 ($17.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $148,000 ($14.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $139,000 ($13.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $114,000 ($11.27)
    General Public Buildings: $105,000 ($10.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $67,000 ($6.63)
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000 ($1.68)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $369,000 ($36.49)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $401,000 ($39.66)
    Sewerage: $119,000 ($11.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $72,000 ($7.12)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($3.66)
    General Public Building: $34,000 ($3.36)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($2.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.40)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,847,000 ($182.67)

Lancaster government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $919,000 ($90.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($7.42)
    Other: $49,000 ($4.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $957,000 ($94.65)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.59)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $186,000 ($18.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($5.14)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($0.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $429,000 ($42.43)
    Highways: $286,000 ($28.29)
    General Local Government Support: $152,000 ($15.03)
  • Tax - Property: $4,696,000 ($464.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $205,000 ($20.27)
    Other License: $98,000 ($9.69)

Lancaster government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $45,858,000 ($4535.46)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $43,580,000 ($4310.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,465,000 ($540.50)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,065,000 ($500.94)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,278,000 ($225.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $975,000 ($96.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $575,000 ($56.87)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,430,000 ($141.43)

Lancaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,000 ($16.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,375,000 ($333.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,833,000 ($4335.18)

2.96% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($58,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.96%
New York average:

5.29%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.01%
New York average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($49,919 average AGI)
from Queens County, NY  0.14% ($35,064)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($52,181)


3.42% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($64,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.42%
New York average:

6.93%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.01%
New York average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Niagara County, NY  0.56% ($50,031 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($51,976)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($52,293)
Businesses in Lancaster, NY
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Tim Hortons5
FedEx1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS4
Papa John's Pizza1Walmart1
Rite Aid1YMCA1
Subway1

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
See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 34.1mTotal length
  • $31,581,000Total costs
  • 143,931Total average daily traffic
  • 3,474Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Lancaster, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2019
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$81,8124$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$113,3126$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 in Lancaster, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lancaster, 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 49. The highest number of fire incidents - 109 took place in 2004, and the least - 15 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lancaster, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (31.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lancaster, NY
    • 42650.7%Structure Fires
    • 26531.5%Outside Fires
    • 9010.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 597.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lancaster, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lancaster, NY
  • 94.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lancaster, NY
  • 72.6%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lancaster 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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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