West Seneca, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Seneca, New York - Basic Facts

The West Seneca Census Designated Place had a population of 45,097 as of July 1, 2016. West Seneca ranks in the lower 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 West Seneca is located at latitude 42.8378 and longitude -78.7512 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the West Seneca Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The West Seneca Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390491) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Seneca Census Designated Place is located within Town of West Seneca, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Seneca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Seneca: Limestone Hill.

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West Seneca, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 45,097
Population in Households 44,643
Population in Familes 35,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 454
Population Density1 2,112
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 19,562
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 12,360
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,680 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,882 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 806 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $132,796
Average Home Value $145,026


Median Household Income $54,695
Average Household Income $68,488
Per Capita Income $30,016
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.19%
Households 0.34% 0.31%
Families 0.18% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Seneca, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Seneca to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 21 98th
Population Density1 # 407 66th
Diversity Index2 # 971 19th
Median Household Income # 668 44th
Per Capita Income # 603 50th

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