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Lockport is a city in Niagara County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Erie Canal locks still in evidence here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lockport. For links to other places called Lockport, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lockport is 43.170N. The longitude is -78.69W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,600.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lockport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Niagara 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 14094 ZIP code.
25% of Lockport residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lockport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lockport was $19,620, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Lockport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Lockport include Lowertown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lockport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $917.
Libraries in Lockport include Lockport Public Library ... View libraries
Niagara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lockport political report.
The average commute time for Lockport workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lockport between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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