According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²), of which, 8.5 square miles (22.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.39%) is water.
Lockport is at the junction of several major trunk roads, including NY Route 78 (
The Erie Canal passes through the center of the city, turning south toward Tonawanda Creek. It climbs the Niagara Escarpment through a series of two modern locks. Originally, a double set of five combined smaller locks were used.
Original northern five step lock structure crossing the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport, now without gates and used as a cascade for excess water. Double 24
Lockport lies in the 716 and 585 Area Code,
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,279 people, 9,459 households, and 5,609 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,612.4 people per square mile (1,008.4/km²). There were 10,341 housing units at an average density of 1,212.6 per square mile (468.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.04% White, 5.78% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 2.06% of the population.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,222, and the median income for a family was $44,614. Males had a median income of $35,197 versus $23,944 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,620. About 11.7% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those ages 65 or over.
"As Niagara Falls are the greatest natural wonder, so Lockport, its locks, and the portion of the Erie Canal adjacent, are considered to be the greatest artifical curiosity in this part of America.”
BASIC LOCKPORT INFORMATION
Nickname(s): The Lock City
Lockport-Location within the state of
Lockport-Location within Niagara County
Coordinates: 43°10′11″N 78°41′28″W
Country: United States of America
Government Type: Mayor & Council
Mayor: Mayor Michael W. Tucker
Common Council: Members' List:
• Joseph C. Kibler (R)
Total Area: 8.6 sq mi (22.4 km2)
Land Area: 8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)
Water Area: 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation: 614 ft (187 m)
Population as of 2000: Total: 22,279
Density: 2,612.4/sq mi (1,008.6/km2)
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time