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West Seneca is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.

The latitude of West Seneca is 42.85N. The longitude is -78.8W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 45,920.


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Median household income
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$46,278
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Seneca demographic reports
West Seneca is on Buffalo and Cazenovia creeks
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 165. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the pacemaker
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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25% of West Seneca residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Seneca ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Seneca was $20,529, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of West Seneca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Seneca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $483.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,029.


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Libraries in West Seneca include West Seneca Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for West Seneca workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Seneca between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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