Wanakah, New York

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Wanakah, New York
Census-designated place
Wanakah is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
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
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 590 ft (180 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,199
 • Density 2,656/sq mi (1,025.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-78124
GNIS feature ID 0968754

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 is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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]