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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population87,591
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+43,805
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,666
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,371

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,040
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$100,600

Ancestry

Polish32.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.2%
Italian15.4%
Irish13.8%
English4.9%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish1.3%
Arab0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
African0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Greek0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Cheektowaga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14225, 14227, 14206, 14215
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.93
Approximate Longitude-78.75

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)

StationBUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationWALES
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationLOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Depew15,325$64,246
Lackawanna17,992$41,960
Lancaster42,725$87,088
Sloan3,606$58,326
West Seneca45,197$76,836
Williamsville5,269$85,250

Cheektowaga Public Libraries

Cheektowaga Public Library
1030 LOSSON ROAD
Cheektowaga, New York
(716) 668-4991

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Cheektowaga Hospitals

Sisters Of Charity Hospital - St Joseph Campus
(Non-profit)
2605 Harlem Rd
(716) 567-2207

Cheektowaga Public Schools

Theodore Roosevelt School
2495 William St
ZIP: 14206
(716) 891-6423
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Cheektowaga High School
3600 Union Rd
ZIP: 14225
(716) 686-3602
High
Total Enrollment 655
Cheektowaga Middle School
3600 Union Rd
ZIP: 14225
(716) 686-3660
Middle
Total Enrollment 612
Cleveland Hill Elementary School
105 Mapleview Rd
ZIP: 14225
(716) 836-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Cleveland Hill High School
105 Mapleview Rd
ZIP: 14225
(716) 836-7200
High
Total Enrollment 385
Cleveland Hill Middle School
105 Mapleview Rd
ZIP: 14225
(716) 836-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 322
Maryvale High School
1050 Maryvale Dr
ZIP: 14225
(716) 631-7481
High
Total Enrollment 672
Maryvale Intermediate School
1050 Maryvale Dr
ZIP: 14225
(716) 631-7423
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Maryvale Middle School
1050 Maryvale Dr
ZIP: 14225
(716) 631-7425
Middle
Total Enrollment 494
Maryvale Primary School
1 Nagel Dr
ZIP: 14225
(716) 685-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Union East Elementary School
3550 Union Rd
ZIP: 14225
(716) 686-3620
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
John F Kennedy Middle School
305 Cayuga Creek Rd
ZIP: 14227
(716) 897-7300
Middle
Total Enrollment 312
John F Kennedy Senior High School
305 Cayuga Creek Rd
ZIP: 14227
(716) 891-6407
High
Total Enrollment 468

Cheektowaga Private Schools

Aspire Of Wny/ctr For Learning
4635 Union Rd
ZIP: 14225
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 94
Mary Queen Of Angels School
170 Rosewood Ter
ZIP: 14225
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
New Creation Fellowship Academy
3325 Genesee St
ZIP: 14225
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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