Lockport, NY
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Lockport is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,624 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Lockport is the 78th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Lockport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lockport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lockport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lockport who work in office and administrative support (15.01%), sales jobs (8.53%), and teaching (6.18%).

The education level of Lockport citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.97% of adults 25 and older in Lockport have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lockport in 2010 was $24,910, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,640 for a family of four. However, Lockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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