Cheektowaga, New York

Cheektowaga: Town in Erie County, New York, United States


Cheektowaga is a town located in the county of Erie in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 88,226 and a population density of 2,992 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 85,452 inhabitants.

The town was created 185 years ago in 1838.

Cheektowaga is a town located in Erie County in western New York. With a population around 85,000, it is a busy suburban community.

History of Cheektowaga

The town has origins dating back to the early 1800s as a rural farming area. Cheektowaga was officially established in 1912 when it separated from other towns. Growth accelerated in the 1950s and 60s.

The name Cheektowaga comes from a Native American term meaning "land of the crabapple tree." This pays homage to the town's early roots. Today Cheektowaga retains a balance between suburban development and rural charm.

Attractions and Features

Some highlights of Cheektowaga include:

  • The massive Walden Galleria Mall with over 200 stores
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport, a major regional airport
  • The popular Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve with hiking trails
  • Villa Maria College campus

Things to Do

Popular activities in Cheektowaga include:

  • Shopping and dining at the Walden Galleria Mall
  • Flying in or out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • Exploring exhibits at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Walking trails through Reinstein Woods
  • Attending events at Villa Maria College

In summary, Cheektowaga provides a blend of convenience with Buffalo proximity, shopping centers, an international airport and nature areas. The town embraces a rich past while continuing to grow.

Cheektowaga locator map
Location of Cheektowaga on New York map.

Quick Facts about Cheektowaga

Population : 85,452 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Erie County
Postal code : 14225–14227
Phone Area Codes : 716
Area : 29.49 km2
Altitude : 662 feet / 201.8 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1839 (185 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:04:15 (3rd March 2024)
Density : 2,898 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.25% (2010-2020)
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Cheektowaga is located at 42°54'12"N 78°45'17"W (42.9033900, -78.7547500).

Cheektowaga map


According to census records, the population of Cheektowaga decreased by 3.25% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 88,226 - census
2011 88,024 -0.23% estimation process
2012 87,793 -0.26% estimation process
2013 87,734 -0.07% estimation process
2014 87,658 -0.09% estimation process
2015 87,223 -0.5% estimation process
2016 86,754 -0.54% estimation process
2017 86,459 -0.34% estimation process
2018 86,223 -0.27% estimation process
2019 85,912 -0.36% estimation process
2020 85,452 -0.54% estimation process

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People born in Cheektowaga (5)

People born in Cheektowaga, including actress Chelsea Noble, ten-pin bowler Liz Johnson, soccer player Randy Pikuzinski, .


  • Ryan Ciminelli (American professional bowler) he was born in 07/03/1986
  • Ted Smith (cyclist) he was born in 09/08/1928

Schools in Cheektowaga

College & universities near Cheektowaga, NY

Code Name City ZIP
485014 Empire Beauty School-Buffalo Cheektowaga (NY) 14225-5177
197142 Villa Maria College Buffalo (NY) 14225-3999
439622 Erie 1 BOCES West Seneca (NY) 14224
441618 Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge Williamsville (NY) 14221
190725 Daemen College Amherst (NY) 14226-3592

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Cheektowaga, NY

Code Name Address Type
BUF Buffalo–Depew station 55 Dick Road RAIL
BFX Buffalo–Exchange Street 75 Exchange Street RAIL
NFL Niagara Falls Station and Customhouse Interpretive Center 27th St. and Lockport Rd. RAIL
DUK Dunkirk, New York 411 Central Ave. BUS
FDN Fredonia, New York 1 State University of New York BUS

Post offices near Cheektowaga

Post Office Name City ZIP
Cheektowaga Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14225
Cayuga Retail Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14241
Depew Post Office Depew (NY) 14043
Lancaster Depew Carrier Un Post Office Depew (NY) 14043
Buffal Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14240

Other cities in Erie County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Erie County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Buffalo 254,479 The second most populous city in New York.
Amherst 120,809 Town in New York, United States
Hamburg 58,800 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
West Seneca 45,117 Town in Erie County, New York
Brighton 35,776 Town in Monroe County, New York, USA
Clarence 33,026 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
Grand Island 21,767 Town in New York
Lackawanna 17,632 City in New York, USA
Kenmore 14,947 City in Erie County, New York, United States of America
Depew 14,940 City in Creek County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Tonawanda 14,755 City in the state of New York, USA
Elma 11,752 City in New York, United States of America
Lancaster 10,064 Town in Erie County, New York
Alden 9,911 City in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States of America
Ellicott 8,223 City in Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America
Boston 8,069 Town in New York, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Cheektowaga distances to largest New York cities