Cheektowaga, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Cheektowaga Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Cheektowaga Content

Also See: Cheektowaga, NY ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Cheektowaga, New York - Basic Facts

The Cheektowaga Census Designated Place had a population of 74,364 as of July 1, 2016. Cheektowaga ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cheektowaga is located at latitude 42.909 and longitude -78.7508 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Cheektowaga Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Cheektowaga Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389308) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cheektowaga Census Designated Place is located within Town of Cheektowaga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheektowaga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheektowaga: Cheektowaga Station, Cheektowaga Village, Jiik-do-waah-geh.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Cheektowaga Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | NY Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Town of Cheektowaga | Erie County | New York Counties

Search the map for:

Cheektowaga, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 74,364
Population in Households 73,475
Population in Familes 55,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 889
Population Density1 2,933
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 33,602
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 19,699
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,109 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,492 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,608 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $96,265
Average Home Value $112,104


Median Household Income $46,367
Average Household Income $57,978
Per Capita Income $26,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.09%
Households 0.02% 0.04%
Families -0.19% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cheektowaga, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheektowaga to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 287 76th
Diversity Index2 # 438 63rd
Median Household Income # 925 23rd
Per Capita Income # 757 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.

New York Research Tools

New York Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare New York Census Data
Highest or Lowest: