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A+ Lockport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Lockport Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% lower than New York
Lockport
8614% less expensive than the US average
New York
11919% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lockport cost of living
F Lockport Crime Total crime is 55% higher than New York
Total crime
2,8995% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 355% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Lockport crime
D Lockport Employment Household income is 32% lower than New York
Median household income
$41,60725% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,57114% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%9% lower than the US average
Lockport employment
B- Lockport Housing Home value is 70% lower than New York
Median home value
$86,20053% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$67829% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Lockport real estate or Lockport rentals
C- Lockport Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Lockport K-12 schools

Living in Lockport, NY

Lockport, New York is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,722 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 88% of Lockport residents are White, 7% Black and 1% Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Lockport is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lockport, New York could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lockport, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education and more.

Lockport, NY receives 73 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #236 in New York and #6,900 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Lockport has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Lockport scores poorly for, including: crime (F), weather (D-) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lockport on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Lockport: Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride, Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, and Niagara Landing Wine Cellars.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Lockport can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Lockport is real estate affordability. The median home price for Lockport homes is $86,200, which is 69.9% lower than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lockport, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 55.3% lower than the New York average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Lockport will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Lockport, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%.

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Thris used to be a good place to live but not know the jobs,are bad mosty part time so they dont have to pay benfients rent is going up on old outdate house apts that are been around for 100 years nothing morden about thris place the good people are leaving and the,drug acction is getting bad there and if you dont mind sex offer welfare people and drugs and old place no a/c and overpriced place with no jobs,or minumie wage part time to there are crack house at 6254 dorchester rd rigth in the town living off the goverment and sales of drugs to just of trans rd behind the walmart and down from the mobil stion the king and queen of welfare live there and need to but put in jail to but lockport is a nice place if you have money dont have to work outside of the downtown area but if you need to work rasie a family not good unless your like the people im telling you about the pain couple on welfare so i want you to know thris cant make a living unless you own a bussiness and that proply not easy to used to be nice but not a safe place to live unless your like these people,losers so please look elsewere if you need to make a living unless someone gave you a free house then its ok ease go by the crack house and get some from the loser who live there move into another area thank you
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Its not a bad little town if you have money or older and retird person if you have to work for a living not worth it low paying jobs lots of part time if ypu can get hired there everything is very very old and out date town looks like the 1930-1940 small and not morden at all the place is chaging getting corption buying up the place and rent is going up to and the welfare rate is very high and drugs are getting really bad there a crack house in the town of lockport at 6254 dorchester rd just off off trans rd selling buying and collet welfare from the goverment and ny dont care or the town of lockport too the place is not even worth going to nothing to offer people but old school and drugs they let people get babys who are on welfare and rasie them the cops needs to bust thris crack house to and get out of the stone age living no jobs bad places to live now place dont move to the ny upstate area getto as hell and lots of welfare case on drugs i give lockport a -1000 for work and places to live want alot to move in lots of places dont have appliles in the house and look like the great depresson is still on plus the king and queen and crack head friends living in the house so if you move up there good luck
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Source: The Lockport, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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