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Blasdell, New York


Blasdell, New York

Blasdell, New York
Lake Avenue in Blasdell.
Lake Avenue in Blasdell.
Nickname(s): "The Gateway to the Southtowns"
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Michael Petrie (C)
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,553
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14219
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-06849
GNIS feature ID 0944230
Website [2]

Blasdell is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 2,553 according to the year 2010 census. The name is derived from Herman Blasdell, the first station master of the Erie and Pennsylvania railroad depot. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Blasdell lies in the northern part of the Town of Hamburg and is due south of Buffalo, New York and the City of Lackawanna. The village considers itself the "Gateway to the Southtowns" of Erie County.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent cities and towns 2.1
    • Major highways in the Village of Blasdell 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable Residents 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The community grew as a railroad town around the Erie Railroad. Blasdell was incorporated in 1898 as a village.

Wrestler Ilio DiPaolo was a longtime resident before his death in 1995. In 1965 he opened an Italian restaurant on South Park Avenue. It is now run by his family.

Blasdell is one of two municipalities in Erie County to have a registered Conservative as its executive, the other being Newstead, New York.


Blasdell is located at (42.795108, -78.828004).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

It is named after Heman Blasdell, its founder.

Adjacent cities and towns

Major highways in the Village of Blasdell

Blasdell station in December 2014
  • U.S. Route 62 (South Park Avenue), North-South roadway that runs through the village from Hamburg in the south to Lackawanna in the north.
  • New York State Route 179 (Mile Strip Expressway), East- West Expressway that borders the south village line. Important route for traffic between NY 5, US 62, the NYS Thruway and beyond.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,718 people, 1,201 households, and 684 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,361.9 people per square mile (912.5/km²). There were 1,282 housing units at an average density of 1,114.1 per square mile (430.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.51% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.

There were 1,201 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,613, and the median income for a family was $43,846. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,925. About 6.7% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Village of Blasdell website
  • Blasdell information
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