Lackawanna, New York Population 2020

17,660
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Lackawanna is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 17,660, it is the 49th largest city in New York and the 2038th largest city in the United States. Lackawanna is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -2.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,141 in 2010. Lackawanna reached it's highest population of 29,564 in 1960. Spanning over 7 miles, Lackawanna has a population density of 2,697 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lackawanna is $49,488 with a poverty rate of 22.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $656 per month, and the median house value is $94,700. The median age in Lackawanna is 37.7 years, 38.3 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males.

Lackawanna Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lackawanna was:

  • White: 79.21%
  • Black or African American: 11.03%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Other race: 3.59%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Lackawanna, New York is 17,660, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,780.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,141.

Lackawanna, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,12479.21%
Black or African American1,96611.03%
Two or More Races9315.22%
Some Other Race6403.59%
Asian920.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.16%
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Lackawanna Population by Race

Lackawanna Population Pyramid 2020

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Lackawanna Median Age

37.7


Total

38.3


Male

36.7


Female

Lackawanna Adults

There are 13,560 adults, (2,948 of whom are seniors) in Lackawanna.

Lackawanna Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lackawanna Sex Ratio

Female

9,350

52.44%

Male

8,481

47.56%

Lackawanna Population by Age

Lackawanna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lackawanna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All54%46%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Male42.2%57.8%
Female36.8%63.2%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lackawanna Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5772.3254
Non Family3,4291.1849.1
Married2,3683.4472.8
Female1,3063.0836.8
Male4742.8442.2

3.13

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Lackawanna Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7085.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,43712.08%
High School Graduate4,17035.06%
Some College2,09817.64%
Associates Degree1,54813.01%
Bachelors Degree1,26410.63%
Graduate Degree6695.62%
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Lackawanna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lackawanna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6528,2961,754
Hispanic91655882
Black86759275
Other Race394151
Multiple Races33320319
Asian926012
Islander2929
Native American1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.17%.

Lackawanna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,426$36,242$28,278
Less Than High School$21,556$23,424$16,067
High School Grad$30,305$31,455$27,325
Some College$33,996$48,333$30,158
Bachelors Degree$40,034$44,141$33,681
Graduate Degree$29,265$38,426$26,829

$31,426

Average Earnings

$36,242

Average Male

$28,278

Average Female

Lackawanna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lackawanna Language by Age

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Lackawanna Language

79.97% of Lackawanna residents speak only English, while 20.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 11.79% of the population.

Lackawanna Language

Lackawanna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,2482,35417.77%
Multiple93163267.88%
Black1,91850926.54%
Hispanic1,59944327.70%
Other62327243.66%
Asian925964.13%
Native492346.94%

22.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.50%

Male Poverty Rate

23.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lackawanna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna is Multiple, with 67.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna is White, with 17.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.85%.

Lackawanna Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.86%
High School22.02%
Some College14.33%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%

Lackawanna Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.65%
Male Unemployed31.04%
Male Employed10.92%
Female Employed8.66%

Lackawanna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lackawanna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,289$49,488
Families$49,056$57,667
Married Families$57,500-
Non Families$26,358$36,637
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Income by Household Type

Lackawanna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lackawanna Married by Age and Sex

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Lackawanna Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lackawanna Marital Status by Race

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Lackawanna Marital Status

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1,132

Number of Veterans

1,045

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam404
First Gulf War202
Second Gulf War127
World War II83
Korea81

Lackawanna Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+349
55 to 64301
65 to 74231
35 to 54207
18 to 3444

Lackawanna Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0649.32%
Hispanic514.97%
Black393.50%
Other194.13%
2 or More102.53%

Lackawanna Veterans by Race

Lackawanna Veterans by Education

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10.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lackawanna Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lackawanna Employment by Age

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Lackawanna Employment by Race

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Lackawanna Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.16%

Born in New York

90.25%

Native Born

9.75%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

6.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.25% of Lackawanna residents were born in the United States, with 78.16% having been born in New York. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lackawanna Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,660-60-0.34%
201917,720-60-0.34%
201817,780-32-0.18%
201717,812-49-0.27%
201617,861-101-0.56%
201517,962-7-0.04%
201417,969-62-0.34%
201318,031-16-0.09%
201218,047-43-0.24%
201118,090-46-0.25%
201018,136-928-0.50%
200019,064-1,521-0.76%
199020,585-2,116-0.97%
198022,701-5,956-2.30%
197028,657-907-0.31%
196029,5641,9060.67%
195027,6583,6001.40%
194024,0581100.05%
193023,9486,0302.94%
192017,9183,3692.10%
191014,5490.00%

Lackawanna Population by Year