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Wanakah is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the town of Hamburg in Erie County, New York, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,199.[2]

Wanakah, New York
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Wanakah, New York is located in the United States
Wanakah, New York
Wanakah, New York
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°44′46″N 78°54′11″W / 42.74611°N 78.90306°W / 42.74611; -78.90306Coordinates: 42°44′46″N 78°54′11″W / 42.74611°N 78.90306°W / 42.74611; -78.90306
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyErie
TownHamburg
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
590 ft (180 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,199
 • Density2,656/sq mi (1,025.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)716
FIPS code36-78124
GNIS feature ID0968754

Wanakah is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

Wanakah is located at 42°44′46″N 78°54′11″W / 42.74611°N 78.90306°W / 42.74611; -78.90306 (42.74622, -78.90308) in the western part of the town of Hamburg, on the shore of Lake Erie. The Wanakah CDP encompasses the hamlets of Wanakah, Mount Vernon and Clifton Heights.[3] New York State Route 5 (Lake Shore Road) is the main road through the CDP, leading northeast to Lackawanna and Buffalo and southwest towards Angola.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wanakah, New York
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wanakah CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "P.L. 94-171 County Block Map series (2010 Census): Erie County, NY". U.S. Census. Retrieved March 29, 2013.