Lancaster, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 39,019. Estimated population in July 2005: 40,718 (+4.4% change)
Males: 18,883 (48.4%), Females: 20,136 (51.6%)

Erie County

Zip code: 14086

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $48,990 (year 2000)
Median house value: $105,900 (year 2000)

Races in Lancaster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: Polish (35.6%), German (35.4%), Italian (18.0%), Irish (13.9%), English (7.1%), French (2.9%).

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster town

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

2.6% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.4% North America, 0.3% Asia).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lancaster:

  • ST JOSEPH INTERCOMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; BUFFALO, NY)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; BUFFALO, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:

  • BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL (about 4 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: BUF)
  • NIAGARA FALLS INTL (about 23 miles; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; ID: IAG)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 66 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; ID: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:

  • BUFFALO AIRFIELD (about 4 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: 9G0)
  • BUFFALO-LANCASTER (about 6 miles; LANCASTER, NY; ID: D77)
  • POTOCZAK (about 11 miles; CLARENCE CENTER, NY; ID: D46)
Amtrak stations near Lancaster:

  • 4 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.
  • 15 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 and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:

  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 7 miles; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,464)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 12 miles; ORCHARD PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,389)
  • CANISIUS COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 4,002)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO (about 15 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 9,287)
  • D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 2,033)
  • SUNY AT BUFFALO (about 18 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 21,661)
  • NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; SANBORN, NY; FT enrollment: 3,520)

Schools

Public high school in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER HS (Students: 1,941; Location: 1 FORTON DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Lancaster:

  • ST MARYS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 142 LAVERACK AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER MS (Students: 981; Location: 148 AURORA ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WILLIAM STREET SCHOOL (Students: 975; Location: 5201 WILLIAM ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • HILLVIEW ES (Students: 512; Location: 11 PLEASANTVIEW DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CT STREET ES (Students: 509; Location: 91 COURT ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • COMO PARK ES (Students: 500; Location: 1985 COMO PARK BLVD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CENTRAL AVE ES (Students: 283; Location: 149 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Lancaster:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 1 ST MARYS STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF POMPEII SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 129 LAVERACK AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BUFFALO SUBURBAN SDA SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 5580 GENESEE ST; Grades: 2 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $686,792; Location: 5466 BROADWAY; 69,139 books; 4,709 audio materials; 3,303 video materials; 369 serial subscriptions)