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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Lockport is a town in New York with a population of 20,676. Lockport is in Niagara County. Living in Lockport offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lockport there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lockport and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lockport are above average.
About Lockport...
Population
20,676

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    336.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    628.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,475.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Lockport

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,477
National
$55,322
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Being born and raised in Lockport, NY, you see unique changes with time. The once booming city now has little to offer. While the economic downfall of the city has impacted the community in a negative light, with increased poverty and drug abusers, the city is weirdly friendly and warm for new families looking to get a slice of the country life. Lockport is an oxymoron that only the residents can describe as home.
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I am raising my son here, and I have to praise the public schools. Excellent special programs for kid's who need extra help. Schools in New York State I have to say are far better than the south. I lived in Florida for a few years and when I started middle school in Tallahassee I had already started the year before when I attended Starpoint Central. No place in this country is perfect, Lockport has it's downsides but I like it. It's not to big or too small. It's a nice town to raise children. It has decent amount of store's and restaurants. And the cost of living is manageable.
Lockport is a nice old town close to Niagara Falls. It is filled with history, old buildings, and of course, its main attraction: the locks. Although the people in the city might seem a little hostile or scary, the general population is nice and helpful. I've spent my whole life here and I'd say its a pretty good one. There are a few things I don't like, like the fact that Lockport is small so it's hard to find certain things because we don't have certain stores. Overall though, the Lockport area is nice and the climate is right in the middle; cold in the winter and hot in the summer.