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  •   State: 
    New York
    Erie County
      County FIPS: 
    42°44′40″N 78°51′30″W
      Area total: 
    41.35 sq mi (107.10 km²)
      Area land: 
    41.32 sq mi (107.03 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.07 km²)
    732 ft (223 m)
    Incorporated 1812; 211 years ago ( 1812 )
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Hamburg, Erie County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,405.92 residents per square mile of area (542.83/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 56,936. It is named after the city of Hamburg, Germany. The villages of Hamburg and Blasdell are in the town. The Kleis Site, containing the remnants of a 17th-century Iroquoian village and burial ground, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The town is on the western border of the county and is south of Buffalo. Hamburg experiences a continental climate (Köppen Dfb), heavily influenced by lake-effect snow from Lake Erie. It experienced a record 81.2 inches of snow November 1618, 2022. In July 2012, Main Street in the village of Hamburg from Lake Street to Buffalo Street was granted state approval for nomination as a national historic district. The first town meeting took place on April 7, 1812, at Jacob Wright's tavern, which was renamed Abbott's Corners, and now Armor. The earliest settlers in the area were from New England. Germans started arriving in the 1830s and set up many successful farms. Around 1852, the Erie Railroad was built through the area. In 1868 the Erie County Fair came to the town and has been there since that time. In 1897, a group of women known as the Nineteenth Century Club started a permanent free public library. Until 1901 it was in various rented buildings. The Hamburg Free Library was moved into a Carnegie library on Center Street on November 8, 1915, where it remained until 1966 when the current library opened.


The town of Hamburg was formed by government decree on March 20, 1812, from the (now defunct) town of Willink. Around 1852, the Erie Railroad was built through the area. The village of Hamburg set itself off from the town in 1874 by incorporating as a village. The Kleis Site, containing the remnants of a 17th-century Iroquoian village and burial ground, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In July 2012, Main Street in thevillage of Hamburg from Lake Street to Buffalo Street was granted state approval for nomination as a national historic district. The first town meeting took place on April 7, 18 12, at Jacob Wright's tavern at Wright's Corners. On November 29, 1824, agreement was reached to form a library with the sum of $102. The Hamburg Free Library was moved into a Carnegie library on Center Street on November 8, 1915, where it remained until 1966 when the current library at 102 Buffalo Street opened. In 1897, a group of women known as the Nineteenth Century Club started a permanent free public library,known as the Hamburg free Library. In 1898, the community of Blasdell set itself apart from theTown by incorporating. as aVillage. The town was reduced by the formation of the towns of East Hamburgh and West Seneca in 1850, and the town was once known as "Hamburg" The first landowner in the area was John Cummings, who built the first grist mill in 1806.


Hamburg experiences a continental climate (Köppen Dfb), heavily influenced by lake-effect snow from Lake Erie. It experienced a record 81.2 inches of snow November 1618, 2022. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has 41.4 square miles (107.1 km²) of land, and 0.03 sq miles (0.07 km²), or 0.07%, of water. Lake Erie forms the western border of the town, and Eighteen Mile Creek forms the southern boundary. The town has a population of 2,816. It is located on the shores of Lake Erie, which is the largest body of water in the United States. It has an elevation of 41.3 square miles, or 107.0 km², and has a climate of Köppens Dfb. It experiences a record snowfall of 81.1 inches on November 16 18, 2022, when the town was hit with a record-breaking 81.6 inches of rain. The city has a temperature of 41 degrees F (7.7 degrees C) and has an altitude of 7.7 feet (2.1 metres) It has a water content of 0.3 degrees F. (1.0 degrees C), which is lower than the rest of the state of Ohio. It also has a land area of 41 square miles. The population is 2,082. It had a population in the 2010 Census.


As of the census of 2000, there were 56,259 people, 21,999 households, and 15,157 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 97.93% White, 0.49% Black or African American,0.20% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0,01% Pacific Islander, and 0.60% from two or more races. There were 22,833 housing units at an average density of 553.1 per square mile (213.5/km²) The town's population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6%) and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was $47,888, and $56,974 for a family. The per capita income for the town is $21,943. About 3.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located near the town's border with Mexico. It was the site of the World War I Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1881 and 1882. The site is now a National Register of Historic Places site. It is home to the National Museum of American History and Culture.


In Blasdell, the Ford Motor Company operates a stamping plant with over one thousand employees. Along the waterfront is the Lake Erie Industrial Park, formed by the town's industrial development agency. This site includes the primary FedEx Ground warehouse for the Buffalo metropolitan area, employing 300 people, with an Amazon, Inc. distribution center under construction. The town's economy is supported by a wide variety of sectors, including logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, commerce and education. It is located on the shores of Lake Erie, which has a population of over 100,000. The city is home to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is one of the largest airports in the U.S., with a passenger traffic capacity of more than 1.5 million. It also has a number of other major airports, including Buffalo International, Buffalo International and Buffalo International airports, as well as the Port of Buffalo, where the city's port has a fleet of over 200,000 vehicles. The population of the town is about 50,000, with the majority of its residents living in or near the town of BlasDell. The economy is based on a variety of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and commerce. It has a high unemployment rate, but is also home to a large number of high-tech companies, such as Ford and Amazon. The community is also known for its quality of life, with many businesses based in the town and nearby towns. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1859.

Arts and culture

Erie County Fair is the third-largest fair in the United States. The fair is situated on a 275-acre plot of land near the village of Hamburg. It is claimed that the 1885 Erie County Fair, or "Hamburg Fair" is the place at which the hamburger sandwich was invented. The annual Hamburg BurgerFest is held at the fair during the summer months. The Fair is run by the Erie County Agricultural Society, which was founded in 1868. It runs for twelve days in August, and is open to the public. It was founded by Frank and Charles Menches, who created the sandwich at the Fair in 1885. They used ground beef, coffee, brown sugar and other ingredients, with ketchup and sliced onions, and named it after the fair they invented it at. It has been run by Strates Shows since 1924, which is the same company that runs the fair today. The Hamburg Fairgrounds are located on the edge of the town of Hamburg, in the north of the city, and are used for the annual Hamburg burger festival, which takes place in the summer. They are also used as a venue for other fairs, such as the Great Lakes Fair, which runs in the south of the country in the spring and summer, and runs from June to September. They have been running the Hamburg Fair since 1868, and it is the only fair to be held in the city's harbour. The city has a population of 1.2 million, making it one of the largest cities in the world.


Sports teams in the town include the Frontier Falcons, representing Frontier Central High School, and the Hamburg Bulldogs, who represent Hamburg High School. The St. Francis Red Raiders represent the private, Franciscan/Catholic boys school. The Frontier Falcons and Hamburg Bulldogs represent Frontier Central and Hamburg High Schools. The Red Raiders and Frontier Falcons represent Frontier and Hamburg high schools. The Hamburg Bulldogs are representing Frontier High School and the Frontier Central Falcons are for Frontier High. The frontier Falcons play in the Frontier-Hamburg Invitational. The red Raiders play for the St.Francis High School Red Raiders in the St Francis-St. Francis Invitational, which is held every year in St. Francis, a private Catholic boys school, on the campus of St. Patrick's College in Springfield, Massachusetts. The high school's football team plays in the New Jersey High School State Championship Game, held each year at the University of New Hampshire. The team also competes in the N.C. State Championships, which are held in New Jersey and New Jersey. The state championship game is held at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the state's opening game of the year is held in Washington State. The final game is the state title game, which will be held on the final day of the school year. The winner will be crowned the winner of the New Hampshire State Championship, which takes place the next day. The game will be played at the state finals in Washington.

Parks and recreation

Woodlawn Beach State Park, on the shore of Lake Erie, was opened as a state park in 1996. The Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway, travels through Hamburg on New York Route 5, along the Lake Erie shoreline. The town of Hamburg has operated the park since 2011 under a ten-year agreement with New York State.


Hamburg is governed by a four-member town board. The town supervisor is Randy Hoak. Hoak is the town's first African-American supervisor. He was elected to the position in 2008. He has served as the town supervisor since 2010. He is the first black man to serve on the town board in Hamburg's history. The current town board is made up of three men and one woman. The board has a total of four members. The mayor is a Democrat. The Town Supervisor is a Republican. He served in the town council in 2008 and 2010. TheTown Supervisor is RandyHoak, who was elected in 2008, and served in 2010 and 2011. The Board of Supervisors is made of four men and two women. The supervisor is the Town Supervisor, who served in 2007 and 2010, and the Town Clerk, who serves in 2011 and 2012. The council has a budget of $1.5 million. The budget for the year is $2.1 million. It will increase to $3.6 million in 2014 and 2015, and then to $4.7 million in 2015 and 2016, according to the Town Council.


The town of Hamburg is home to the Frontier Central School District, which is its primary public school district. The district serves over 4,500 students with its Big Tree, Blasdell, Cloverbank, and Pinehurst elementary schools, Frontier Middle School, and Frontier High School. In 2020, Buffalo Business First ranked Frontier as the fifteenth-best performing school district in the Western New York region. Other districts serve Hamburg along the town's boundaries, including the Hamburg (village), West Seneca and Orchard Park central school districts. Both Frontier and Hamburg Central are members of the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services system. Hilbert College is in Hamburg, north of the village of Hamburg. As of 2021, there were ten preschools within the town. In 2009, Big Tree Elementary School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School. The town's high school is located in Hamburg. It is one of the few schools in the state to be a part of the SUNY Buffalo/Niagara Falls school district, which also serves students living in the town of Niagara Falls. The high school's mascot is the Buffalo Sabres football player, who plays for the Buffalo Bills. The school's football team is known as the "Hamburg Bulls" and has a mascot of the same name. It was named after the Hamburg, New York, town where the town was founded in 1881. The football team was named the "Buffalo Bulls" in honor of the city's founder, William "Bill" Buffalo.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hamburg, Erie County, New York = 31.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 69. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hamburg = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 6,119 individuals with a median age of 40 age the population dropped by -8.21% in Hamburg, Erie County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,405.92 residents per square mile of area (542.83/km²). There are average 2.42 people per household in the 3,799 households with an average household income of $61,031 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.10% of the available work force and has dropped -3.61% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.68%. The number of physicians in Hamburg per 100,000 population = 263.3.


The annual rainfall in Hamburg = 46.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 164.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 182. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 156. 79 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 54, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hamburg, Erie County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 68.30%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 56 years with median home cost = $129,390 and home appreciation of 1.38%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $28.34 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $12,585 per student. There are 11.1 students for each teacher in the school, 632 students for each Librarian and 383 students for each Counselor. 10.98% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.55% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.47% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hamburg's population in Erie County, New York of 4,673 residents in 1900 has increased 1,31-fold to 6,119 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.76% female residents and 47.24% male residents live in Hamburg, Erie County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York are married and the remaining 37.87% are single population.

  • 23.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Hamburg require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.04% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.82% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.25% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.71% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hamburg, Erie County, New York, 68.30% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.13% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.57% are vacant.

  • The 71.58% of the population in Hamburg, Erie County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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