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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.
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.
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.
12% of Lackawanna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lackawanna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.
Libraries in Lackawanna include Lackawanna Public Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lackawanna political report.
The average commute time for Lackawanna workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Lackawanna, NYPros: Cost of Living, friendly people, businesses in area
Cons: Bad reputation for closing companies
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