Lackawanna, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lackawanna, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Lackawanna had a population of 17,883 as of July 1, 2017. Lackawanna ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lackawanna is located at latitude 42.8184 and longitude -78.8328 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lackawanna (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Lackawanna (GNIS ID: 979124) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lackawanna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lackawanna: Limestone Hill.

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Lackawanna, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,883
Daytime Population: Workers 5,436
Daytime Population: Residents 10,245
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,681
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 17,632
Population in Familes 12,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density2 2,721
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $36,365
Average Household Income $48,492
Per Capita Income $22,542


Total Housing Units 9,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,112 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,037 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 979 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $85,848
Average Home Value $103,757


Total Households 8,149
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 4,207
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.08%
Households -0.16% -0.06%
Families -0.39% -0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Lackawanna, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lackawanna to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 91st
Population Density # 316 74th
Diversity Index # 288 76th
Median Household Income # 1154 4th
Per Capita Income # 1049 12th

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