Lackawanna, NY
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Lackawanna is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,965 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lackawanna is the 103rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lackawanna is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lackawanna is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lackawanna who work in office and administrative support (14.64%), sales jobs (10.86%), and food service (7.56%).

The citizens of Lackawanna are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.13% of adults in Lackawanna have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lackawanna in 2010 was $20,480, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,920 for a family of four. However, Lackawanna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lackawanna is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lackawanna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lackawanna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lackawanna include German, Irish, Italian, and Other Arab.

The most common language spoken in Lackawanna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.