Cheektowaga, New York

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Cheektowaga, New York

Introduction to Cheektowaga, New York

Cheektowaga, New York, in Erie county, is 6 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town is considered part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Cheektowaga has a population of 79,988.

Cheektowaga History

The name of the town is derived from an Erie-Seneca Indian word, "Ji-ik-do-wah-gah," which means "place of the crabapple tree." The southern portion of the Cheektowaga was a part of the Buffalo Creek Reservation. The earliest European settler in the area was Appollos Hitchcock, who built his home here in 1808. Cheektowaga was officially established in March of 1839.

Cheektowaga and nearby Attractions

  • Delaware Park
  • Grover Cleveland Golf Course
  • Westwood Country Club
  • Elcott Creek Park
  • CEPA Gallery
  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

Things To Do In Cheektowaga

The nearby conservation area offers wonderful opportunities to spend time in pristine wilderness. A number of parks dot the town and provide a diverse array of opportunities for rest and recreation. Those interested in learning more about the area can visit any of the several nearby museums.

Cheektowaga Transportation

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is nearby.

Cheektowaga Higher Education

Erie Community College, Canisius College, SUNY College and D'youville College provide facilities for higher studies.

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Comparative Profile of Cheektowaga, New York

Comparing Cheektowaga to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 8
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 7
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3

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Cheektowaga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14043, 14206, 14211, 14212, 14215, 14225, 14227
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.903
Longitude -78.755

Cheektowaga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station WALES
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
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Cheektowaga Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 79,988 100%
Male 37,430 46.8%
Female 42,558 53.2%
Under 18 16,466 20.6%
18+ 63,522 79.4%
65+ 16,485 20.6%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 2.91
White 75,487 94.4%
African-American 2,683 3.4%
Asian 829 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 135 0.2%
Other 220 0.3%
Mixed Race 628 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 793 1%

Cheektowaga Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Polish 36.6%
German 21.2%
Italian 13.9%
Irish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
English 3.1%
US/American 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
British 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cheektowaga, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Snyder (14215)
South Cheektowaga (14227)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cheektowaga 79,988 $46,486
Depew 16,629 $50,021
Lackawanna 19,064 $39,237
Lancaster 11,188 $53,514
Sloan 3,775 $39,863
West Seneca 45,943 $54,164
Williamsville 5,573 $65,300

Cheektowaga Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(716) 891-2400
Emergency Service: Yes

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