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Lockport, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Lockport had a population of 20,930 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lockport is located at latitude 43.1694 and longitude -78.6958 in Niagara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lockport (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Niagara County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Lockport (GNIS ID: 979164) 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 Lockport 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 Lockport: De-o-do-sote, Ta-ga-ote.

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


Total Population 20,930
Population in Households 20,461
Population in Familes 14,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 469
Population Density1 2,492
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 9,137
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 5,082
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,898 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,239 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 988 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $82,828
Average Home Value $104,308


Median Household Income $38,600
Average Household Income $52,054
Per Capita Income $23,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.2%
Households -0.03% -0.12%
Families -0.28% -0.28%
Median Household Income   -1.71%
Per Capita Income   0.74%
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.

Lockport, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lockport 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 # 77 94th
Population Density1 # 341 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 430 64th
Median Household Income # 1097 8th
Per Capita Income # 957 20th

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