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Hamburg is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Hamburg. For links to other places called Hamburg, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hamburg is 42.741N. The longitude is -78.857W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 56,259.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14085 ZIP code.
25% of Hamburg residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamburg was $21,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Hamburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hamburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,114.
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamburg political report.
The average commute time for Hamburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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