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West Seneca, New York
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 West Seneca
 • Total 21.41 sq mi (55.46 km2)
 • Land 21.36 sq mi (55.32 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
597 ft (182 m)
 • Total 44,711
 • Density 2,093/sq mi (808.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-80907
GNIS feature ID 0971949

West Seneca is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 44,711 at the 2010 census. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The CDP corresponds exactly to the area of the town of West Seneca.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 21.4 square miles (55.5 km2), of which 21.4 square miles (55.3 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.15 km2), or 0.27%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 45,943 people, 18,337 households, and 12,744 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,148.6 per square mile (829.7/km²). There were 18,993 housing units at an average density of 888.2/sq mi (343.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.11% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 18,337 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,264, and the median income for a family was $54,164. Males had a median income of $39,003 versus $26,846 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,529. About 3.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

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