Kenmore, New York

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Village of Kenmore
Tonawanda Municipal Building, April 2013
Tonawanda Municipal Building, April 2013
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Location in Erie County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°57′54″N 78°52′18″W / 42.96500°N 78.87167°W / 42.96500; -78.87167Coordinates: 42°57′54″N 78°52′18″W / 42.96500°N 78.87167°W / 42.96500; -78.87167
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
 • Mayor Patrick Mang
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,423
 • Density 11,000/sq mi (4,200/km2)
Demonym(s) Kenmoron[citation needed]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 14217, 14223
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-39232
GNIS feature ID 0954497

Village of Kenmore (also Kenmore) is a village in Erie County, New York, in the United States. The population was 15,423 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

Kenmore is in the south part of the Town of Tonawanda, and together with the town it is often referred to as Ken-Ton. It borders the City of Buffalo, New York, which lies to the south. The village is in the northwest part of Erie County.

In 2009, the American Planning Association named Kenmore "One of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods" in the United States. The village is also one of America's 100 most dense urban areas.[1]

In 2011, Buffalo Business First named the Village of Kenmore as the highest-rated community in Western New York. Kenmore holds 1,328th place among 3,764 municipalities throughout the United States.


The Village of Kenmore was incorporated in 1899[2] from part of the Town of Tonawanda. It is also known as "Buffalo's First Suburb".

Louis Eberhardt, known as the Father of Kenmore, opposed naming the Village “Eberhardt” (after himself). He was responsible for buying up farmland and subdividing the property into a suburban development. The building which is portrayed on the Village logo is of the Eberhardt Mansion, located at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Kenmore Avenue. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[3] The Kenmore Village Hall was listed in 2013 as the Tonawanda Municipal Building.[4]

Notable people[edit]


Kenmore is located at 42°57′54″N 78°52′18″W / 42.96500°N 78.87167°W / 42.96500; -78.87167 (42.964907, -78.871679).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.

Adjacent cities and towns[edit]

Major highways in the Village of Kenmore[edit]

  • Elmwood Avenue (Erie CR 119), Important North-South roadway through the village
  • Kenmore Avenue (Erie CR 307), East-West roadway that forms the south village line.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 318
1910 1,020 220.8%
1920 3,160 209.8%
1930 16,482 421.6%
1940 18,612 12.9%
1950 20,066 7.8%
1960 21,261 6.0%
1970 20,980 −1.3%
1980 18,474 −11.9%
1990 17,180 −7.0%
2000 16,426 −4.4%
2010 15,423 −6.1%
Est. 2014 15,236 [8] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 16,426 people, 7,071 households, and 4,235 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,437.2 people per square mile (4,404.2/km²), one of the densest populations in the United States. There were 7,459 housing units at an average density of 5,193.6 per square mile (2,000.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.85% White, 0.99% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 7,071 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.8% 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 2.31 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,252, and the median income for a family was $53,155. Males had a median income of $38,371 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,695. About 3.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


The Village of Kenmore government consists of a Mayor and four Trustees, each elected to a four-year term. The current Mayor is Patrick Mang.


  1. ^ "Great Places in America (Neighborhoods 2009)". Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  2. ^ "History (Kenmore)". Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  3. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/10/13 through 6/14/13. National Park Service. 2013-06-21. 
  5. ^ 1940 United States Census, Walter M. Noel Household, Tonawanda Township, Erie Co., NY
  6. ^ Wolf Blitzer
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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