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The economy of Lackawanna, NY employs 7,760 people. The economy of Lackawanna, NY is specialized in Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.04; 1.43; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lackawanna, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,433), Manufacturing (932), and Retail trade (827), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,833), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,581), and Educational Services ($37,578).

Median household income in Lackawanna, NY is $35,352. Males in Lackawanna, NY have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,357. The income inequality of Lackawanna, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lackawanna, NY. In Erie County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,920. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Lackawanna, NY is home to a population of 18,019 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lackawanna, NY is composed of 14,003 White residents (77.7%), 1,651 Black residents (9.2%), 1,637 Hispanic residents (9.1%), 491 Two+ residents (2.72%), and 113 Other residents (0.63%). The most common foreign languages in Lackawanna, NY are Arabic (1,274 speakers), Spanish (696 speakers), and Polish (207 speakers), but compared to other places, Lackawanna, NY has a relative high number of Arabic (1,274 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (152 speakers), and Polish (207 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY awarded 487 degrees. The student population of Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY is skewed towards females, with 76 male students and 411 female students. Most students in Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY are White (363 and 74.5%), followed by Black or African American (89 and 18.3%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 5.13%), and Asian (4 and 0.82%). The largest universities in Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY by number of graduates are Erie 1 BOCES (276 and 56.7%), Villa Maria College (92 and 18.9%), and Continental School of Beauty Culture-West Seneca (81 and 16.6%). The most popular majors in Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (191 and 39.2%), General Cosmetology (154 and 31.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $19,260 and $19,260 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lackawanna, NY is $82,700, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $84,200 to $82,700, a -1.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Lackawanna, NY is 54.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lackawanna, NY have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lackawanna, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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