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Lancaster is a village in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The community was named for Lancaster, MA.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lancaster. For links to other places called Lancaster, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lancaster is 42.900N. The longitude is -78.67W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,381.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lancaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14043 ZIP code.
30% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lancaster ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lancaster was $20,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,055.
Libraries in Lancaster include Lancaster Public Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.
The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lancaster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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