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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,325
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+7,816
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.1%
Median Earnings25+$37,666
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,743
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,234

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,246
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$746
Median House Value$112,300

Ancestry

Polish33.7%
Italian17.8%
Irish16.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.1%
English5.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Canadian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Czech0.4%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Depew Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14043
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.91
Approximate Longitude-78.7

Depew 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
Distance2.9 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
Distance13.9 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
Distance20.7 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
Amherst124,647$96,431
Cheektowaga87,591$62,040
Lancaster42,725$87,088
Sloan3,606$58,326
West Seneca45,197$76,836
Williamsville5,269$85,250

Depew Public Schools

Cayuga Heights Elementary School
1780 Como Park Blvd
ZIP: 14043
(716) 686-5006
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Depew High School
5201 S Transit Rd
ZIP: 14043
(716) 686-5095
High
Total Enrollment 583
Depew Middle School
5201 S Transit Rd
ZIP: 14043
(716) 686-5050
Middle
Total Enrollment 430
John A Sciole Elementary School
86 Alys Dr E
ZIP: 14043
(716) 686-3285
Primary
Total Enrollment 378

Depew Private Schools

Our Lady Of The Blessed Sacrament School
20 French Rd
ZIP: 14043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
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