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Cheektowaga is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The community name derives from an Iroquois term for "land of the crabapple."
The latitude of Cheektowaga is 42.903N. The longitude is -78.755W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 94,458.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cheektowaga demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14026 ZIP code.
24% of Cheektowaga residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cheektowaga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cheektowaga was $19,627, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Cheektowaga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cheektowaga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $468. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.
Libraries in Cheektowaga include Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, North Cheektowaga Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cheektowaga political report.
The average commute time for Cheektowaga workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cheektowaga between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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