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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Lackawanna is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 18,012. Lackawanna is in Erie County. Living in Lackawanna offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lackawanna there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Lackawanna and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Lackawanna...
Population
18,012

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Lackawanna Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    235.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    129
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    471.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,397.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Lackawanna

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,482
National
$55,322
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Lackawanna Reviews

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My experience in Lackawanna New York has been good so far. Ive lived there for 5years and my neighbors are very nice people . It is also very culturally diverse with many family’s from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Muslim family’s. I would like to see more of the cities works out fixing the streets by patching potholes and cleaning up liter. But overall i enjoy my lifestyle living in Lackawanna New York
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The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. Everything is near by and it isn't overly crowded. The beaches are near by in the summers and slopes and outdoor rinks are close by in the winters. Its a perfect middle ground and the cost of living is extremely cheap compared to other metropolis areas such as new york or los angeles. Downtown Buffalo is only 5 minutes away!
I have lived in Lackawanna, NY, a suburb of Buffalo, for the last 13 years. I was born and raised in West Seneca and South Buffalo, NY, which are right next door. It is a beautiful area not far from Niagara Falls and Canada. There is a lot to do, especially in the summer months. We live in a community where we can walk to or drive less than 15 minutes from most major stores and restaurants. The winters can be cold and full of snow, but it is not as bad as the rest of the world makes it out to be, and a whole lot better than any other natural disaster that happen around the world.