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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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+
West Seneca is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 45,340. West Seneca is in Erie County. Living in West Seneca offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Seneca there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Seneca and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Seneca are above average.
About West Seneca...
Population
45,340

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$780
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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West Seneca Rankings

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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
    74.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,104.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in West Seneca

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,705
National
$55,322

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West Seneca Reviews

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West Seneca is a superb area of Buffalo. There are many places to enjoy yourself such as the Soccer Complex and the parks of the town. As well as an amazing school system offered, and many places to eat that are close to home. The town is quiet and the community is connected. I would maybe like to see some more parks and recreational spots, but overall a great town to be in!
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Unlike other parts of Buffalo, West Senecas roads are always smooth and free of potholes. In addition, after living at my residence for 5+ years, I find that West Seneca is a very quiet Neighborhood. The schools seem wonderful, and the police are easily spotted i.e. you don't have to wait hours before one responds. Everyone that lives here is super friendly and very understanding! Compared to another part of Buffalo, I consider the cost of living in West Seneca to be reasonable compared to other states. Houses are rarely for sale and when they are, they are sold fairly quickly. Because Buffalo is such a small place, the commute to anywhere is no more than 30 minutes away. Here in West Seneca, the closest stores are 10-15 minutes away depending on traffic. Everything closes around 9/10pm here, so if you in for the "nightlife" I advise moving close to Allentown or the Elmwood Village.
West Seneca is a great place to live. There is lots to do for families- including the many parks, restaurants, and community events (carnivals, runs, parades, etc.). It has been a great place for me to grow up as the schools were great!