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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.


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Median household income
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$38,121
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cheektowaga demographic reports
Cheektowaga is on Ellicott Creek.
German immigrants settled in the area in the late 1800s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 159. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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15% of Cheektowaga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cheektowaga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $468.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.


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Libraries in Cheektowaga include Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, North Cheektowaga Library ... View libraries

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Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cheektowaga political report.

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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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