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. Lockport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Lockport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lockport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lockport is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lockport who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), sales jobs (9.02%), and food service (7.20%).

In terms of college education, Lockport is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.77% of adults 25 and older in Lockport have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lockport in 2010 was $23,999, 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 $95,996 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.