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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 87,959
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 43,730
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $34,808
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,564
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,080

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,105
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $771
Median House Value $97,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 14.2%

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
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
Station LOCKPORT 4 NE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Depew 15,262 $61,682
Lackawanna 18,037 $44,053

Cheektowaga Hospitals

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL OF CHEEKTOWAGA NEW YORK
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2605 HARLEM ROAD
(716) 891-2400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cheektowaga High Schools

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CHEEKTOWAGA HS
3600 UNION RD
716-686-3602
Serves 779 students.

MARYVALE HS
1050 MARYVALE DR
716-631-7481
Serves 766 students.

CLEVELAND HILL HS
105 MAPLEVIEW RD
716-836-7200
Serves 464 students.

JOHN F. KENNEDY SHS
305 CAYUGA CREEK RD
716-891-6407
Serves 441 students.

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