Lackawanna, New York Population 2020

17,704
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Lackawanna is a city located in New York. Lackawanna has a 2020 population of 17,704. Lackawanna is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -2.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,128 in 2010. Lackawanna reached it's highest population of 18,128 in 2010.

The average household income in Lackawanna is $47,902 with a poverty rate of 24.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $654 per month, and the median house value is $92,000. The median age in Lackawanna is 36.4 years, 36.5 years for males, and 36.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Lackawanna Demographics

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

  • White: 78.84%
  • Black or African American: 10.60%
  • Two or more races: 5.66%
  • Other race: 3.93%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Lackawanna, New York is 17,704, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,768.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,128.

Lackawanna, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,08078.84%
Black or African American1,89310.60%
Two or More Races1,0105.66%
Some Other Race7013.93%
Asian1050.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.19%
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Lackawanna Population Pyramid 2020

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Lackawanna Median Age

36.4


Total

36.5


Male

36.3


Female

Lackawanna Adults

There are 13,394 adults, (2,808 of whom are seniors) in Lackawanna.

Lackawanna Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lackawanna Sex Ratio

Female

9,337

52.28%

Male

8,522

47.72%

Lackawanna Households and Families

Lackawanna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lackawanna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.8%29.2%
All51.9%48.1%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Male37.7%62.3%
Female35.3%64.7%

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4262.3751.9
Non Family3,1111.2148.1
Married2,3123.4170.8
Female1,4943.0535.3
Male5092.7437.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

10%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lackawanna Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7796.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,30611.15%
High School Graduate4,47438.21%
Some College1,97216.84%
Associates Degree1,45512.43%
Bachelors Degree1,0699.13%
Graduate Degree6545.59%
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Lackawanna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6458,2261,534
Black83461975
Hispanic81451390
Other Race38217515
Multiple Races28717722
Asian914912
Islander3434
Native American1111

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 15.90%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,556$35,169$27,354
Less Than High School$21,053$27,823$12,750
High School Grad$27,896$30,227$26,906
Some College$33,438$42,500$29,728
Bachelors Degree$40,417$49,286$35,893
Graduate Degree$27,400$38,021$22,679

$30,556

Average Earnings

$35,169

Average Male

$27,354

Average Female

Lackawanna Language

Lackawanna Language by Age

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Lackawanna Language

81.05% of Lackawanna residents speak only English, while 18.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 11.26% of the population.

Lackawanna Poverty

Lackawanna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,2352,48918.81%
Multiple1,01064964.26%
Black1,85963534.16%
Hispanic1,64158235.47%
Other67927740.80%
Asian1058278.10%
Native361850.00%

24.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.21%

Male Poverty Rate

23.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lackawanna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna is Asian, with 78.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna is White, with 18.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.75%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.38%
High School20.88%
Some College16.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.58%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.43%
Male Unemployed30.08%
Male Employed11.98%
Female Employed9.77%

Lackawanna Income

Lackawanna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,258$47,902
Families$44,196$54,284
Married Families$56,548-
Non Families$26,488$35,670
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Lackawanna Marital Status

Lackawanna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

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 Veterans

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1,123

Number of Veterans

1,030

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam395
First Gulf War198
Second Gulf War136
World War II88
Korea84
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Age Group Veterans
75+318
55 to 64271
65 to 74244
35 to 54238
18 to 3452
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0459.17%
Black525.04%
Hispanic444.45%
Other163.46%
2 or More102.93%

Lackawanna Veterans by Education

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8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lackawanna Employment Status

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,704-32-0.18%
201917,736-32-0.18%
201817,768-32-0.18%
201717,800-51-0.29%
201617,851-102-0.57%
201517,953-8-0.04%
201417,961-61-0.34%
201318,022-15-0.08%
201218,037-41-0.23%
201118,078-50-0.28%
201018,1280.00%