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Lackawanna (C)

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Lackawanna is a city in Erie County, New York, USA, located just south of the city of Buffalo in the western part of New York State. The population was 19,064 at the 2000 census. The name derives from the Lackawanna River. The City of Lackawanna is in the western part of the county.
The City of Lackawanna was originally the Limestone Hill section of the Town of West Seneca. Lackawanna was incorporated as its own city in 1901 shortly after the Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania decided to move here. The city with its new steel plant attracted people from many lands to settle here and make their homes. Located along Lake Erie, Lackawanna was a center of iron and steel manufacture throughout most of the 20th Century and prospered throughout the first part of the century. With the 20th century growth of the steel plant, at one time the fourth largest in the world, came the continued growth of the city and its institutions.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.9 square kilometers. Lackawanna sits on Lake Erie, although the waterfront is occupied by the decaying remnants of Bethlehem Steel. Smokes Creek runs through the city before it discharges into Lake Erie.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.5 percent under the age of 18, 8.5 percent from 18 to 24, 28.0 percent  from 25 to 44, 20.4 percent  from 45 to 64, and 18.5 percent  who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

Additional facts about Lackawanna are Ron Jaworski, former quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, was born and raised in Lackawanna, Mike Mamula, graduated from Lackawanna High School in 1991 played football at Boston college and was drafted number 7 in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL draft, Ruben Santiago Hudson, a Lackawanna native, set his musical play Lackawanna Blues in 1956 Lackawanna.

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