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Welcome to Lockport ...

The city of Lockport is located in Niagara County<1> and is the County Seat for Niagara County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lockport has a population of 20,339 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lockport.

Lockport is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lockport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lockport is within the (716) area code.

The ZIP code for Lockport: 14094<4>

Websites for Lockport ...

Official Website: www.elockport.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lockport had an population of 20,339 people. This is a decrease of 3.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lockport had a population of 21,165 people (which is 9.78% of the total population of Niagara County). This makes Lockport the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lockport represents 0.11% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,165 people, the population of Lockport decreased 5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,279 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lockport.

Communities Also Named Lockport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Lockport - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (6) and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lockport.

Communities near Lockport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lockport.

  • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Lockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Lockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Lockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Lockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Grand Island [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Island
      • Grand Island [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Island have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Island
    • Wheatfield [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield
    • Lewiston [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lockport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lockport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lockport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lockport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lockport. Our list includes 71 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lockport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lockport ...

Looking for more information about Lockport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lockport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lockport.

Adding Lockport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lockport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lockport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lockport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lockport on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lockport: www.elockport.com/

The official website for Niagara County: www.niagaracounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Niagara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lockport.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lockport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lockport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lockport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lockport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lockport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LockportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lockport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1699, Longitude: -78.6925    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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