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Cheektowaga, New York - Basic Facts

The Cheektowaga Census Designated Place had a population of 74,765 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.9034 and longitude -78.7548 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Cheektowaga Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Cheektowaga, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cheektowaga, NY Housing Affordability Index is 159
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cheektowaga, NY Wealth Index is 61
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 74,765
Population in Households 73,885
Population in Families 55,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 880
Population Density 2,946
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,987
Average Household Income $64,111
Per Capita Income $28,916
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 36,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,066 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,595 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,764 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $111,670
Housing Affordability Index2 159
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 33,662
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 19,630
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.06% -0.12%
Households 0.03% -0.06%
Families -0.17% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Cheektowaga, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheektowaga to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 281 77th
Diversity Index # 443 63rd
Median Household Income # 891 26th
Per Capita Income # 742 38th

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