Introduction to Depew, New York

Depew, New York is 3 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York and 9 miles E of Buffalo, New York. It is in Erie county. The village is part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metro area. The population of Depew is 16,629.

Depew History

The present day Village of Depew was first settled in by Europeans in 1808. It was named after Chauncey Depew, the railroad official and U.S. senator. It became a rail center in 1892 and was incorporated as a village on July 23, 1894. In the 19th century, the economic development of the village largely depended upon railroad-related industries. Depew was the hometown of American poet and writer, Lucille Clifton.

Depew and nearby Attractions

  • Dr. Victor Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
  • Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
  • Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park
  • Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum
  • Buckhorn Island State Park
  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Things To Do In Depew

There are several parks and playgrounds in Depew. The Firemen’s Park offers a picnic shelter, a full size swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, a wading pool and a playground. The village also has an indoor Ice Rink. Shopping can be enjoyed at the D and L Plaza Shopping Center.

Depew Transportation

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is close by.

Depew Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Rie Community College- North Campus, Erie Community College- South Campus and D'youville College.


Total Population 15,262
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 7,524
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19%
Median Earnings25+ $34,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,311


Median Family Income $61,682
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $736
Median House Value $107,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 16.2%

Depew Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14043
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.903
Longitude -78.692

Depew Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.9 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 13.9 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 20.7 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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