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Lackawanna, New York

Lackawanna is a city located in Erie County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 19,064.

In September 2002, the Buffalo six were arrested in this town. The man who recruited them, Kamal Derwish, was killed by the CIA in Yemen.


\nLackawanna is located at 42°49'10" North, 78°49'32" West (42.819391, -78.825637)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.9 km² (6.1 mi²). 15.9 km² (6.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 19,064 people, 8,192 households, and 4,775 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,202.7/km² (3,114.0/mi²). There are 8,951 housing units at an average density of 564.7/km² (1,462.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.99% White, 9.50% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. 5.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 8,192 households out of which 26.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% are non-families. 37.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 3.06. In the city the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.5 males. The median income for a household in the city is $29,354, and the median income for a family is $39,237. Males have a median income of $32,063 versus $22,794 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,727. 16.7% of the population and 13.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.4% are under the age of 18 and 9.0% are 65 or older.