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Lockport (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States. Lockport is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 22,279 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from several Erie canal locks within the city. The City of Lockport is the county seat of Niagara County and is surrounded by the Town of Lockport.
Lockport became a village in 1829. The City of Lockport was incorporated in 1865. Many early settlers were Quakers, encouraged to move to the area by the promise of the new canal. The community was built around a series of locks on the Erie Canal. The canal reached Lockport in 1824, but the locks were not completed until 1825. Many Irish canal workers remained in Lockport after the completion of the locks, giving the city a heavy Irish influence still discernable today, especially in the neighborhoods of Lowertown and North Lockport.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.4 square kilometers. 22.1 square kilometers of it is land and 0.3 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 25.8 percent under the age of 18, 8.4 percent  from 18 to 24, 30.6 percent from 25 to 44, 20.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

Lockport is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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