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Steel town

Lackawanna is a city in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "fork stream."

The latitude of Lackawanna is 42.825N. The longitude is -78.823W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,622.


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Median household income
Local
$29,354
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lackawanna demographic reports
Lackawanna is on Lake Erie.
Former and merged names include:
· Limestone Hill
The Lackawanna Steel Company developed housing here for its workers. The mill began full operation in 1906, when the company shipped more than a million tons of steel.
Lackawanna received national attention for the September 2002 arrests of six men believed to be supporting mideastern terrorists. The six pleaded guilty, and a seventh man was later charged.
Setting for 2005 TV movie, "Lackawanna Blues"
Historic sites and museums: Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica, Steel Plant Museum
Colleges and universities: Bryant and Stratton Business Institute-Lackawanna
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 Lackawanna 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 14219 ZIP code.

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14% of Lackawanna residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lackawanna ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lackawanna was $16,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Lackawanna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lackawanna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.


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

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

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

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