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Wanakah, New York
Census-designated place
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
Town Hamburg
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 590 ft (180 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,199
 • Density 2,656/sq mi (1,025.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-78124
GNIS feature ID 0968754

Wanakah is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the town of Hamburg in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,199.

Wanakah is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Wanakah is located at 42°44′46″N 78°54′11″W / 42.74611°N 78.90306°W / 42.74611; -78.90306 (42.74622, -78.90308) in the western part of the town of Hamburg, on the shore of Lake Erie. The Wanakah CDP encompasses the hamlets of Wanakah, Mount Vernon and Clifton Heights. New York State Route 5 (Lake Shore Road) is the main road through the CDP, leading northeast to Lackawanna and Buffalo and southwest towards Angola.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.

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