West Seneca, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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West Seneca, New York - Basic Facts

The West Seneca Census Designated Place had a population of 45,761 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.8501 and longitude -78.7998 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Seneca: Limestone Hill.

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West Seneca, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 45,761
Population in Households 45,310
Population in Familes 36,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 451
Population Density2 2,143
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,859
Average Household Income $72,799
Per Capita Income $31,670


Total Housing Units 20,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,895 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,823 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 884 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $140,132
Average Home Value $159,661


Total Households 19,718
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 12,394
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.27%
Households 0.35% 0.31%
Families 0.17% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 2018 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 Density # 405 66th
Diversity Index # 944 21st
Median Household Income # 675 44th
Per Capita Income # 631 47th

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