Lancaster/Depew – The Town of Lancaster is located in Erie County, in Western New York State, about eleven miles east of downtown Buffalo. The town measures slightly more than six miles north/south and six miles east/west for an area of 37 square miles. About 40,000 inhabitants call the town home. Today, the town and its two villages, Lancaster and Depew, are among the safest communities in the nation. They provide a wide range of housing choices, social and cultural opportunities, with extensive services for the youth and elderly. Residents are employed in a diverse economy.