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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.


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Median household income
Local
$40,149
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster demographic reports
Lancaster is on Cayuga Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· Cayuga Creek
Well-known residents have included:
· Dorothy Thompson, journalist
Nearby parks & recreation: Como Lake Park
Historic sites and museums: Lancaster Historical Society Museum, Lancaster Opera House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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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.

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18% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,055.


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Libraries in Lancaster include Lancaster Public Library ... View libraries

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Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.

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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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