Cheektowaga, New York Population 2024

76,455

Cheektowaga is a city located in Erie County New York. Cheektowaga has a 2024 population of 76,455. Cheektowaga is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually but its population has increased by 4.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,457 in 2020.

The average household income in Cheektowaga is $77,168 with a poverty rate of 8.8%. The median age in Cheektowaga is 39.2 years: 38.1 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Cheektowaga Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheektowaga was:

  • White: 77.07%
  • Black or African American: 13.37%
  • Two or more races: 4.88%
  • Asian: 2.91%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
25.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,012.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.08% (2,998)
The current population of Cheektowaga, New York is 76,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 73,457.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White58,94977.07%
Black or African American10,22913.37%
Two or more races3,7324.88%
Asian2,2232.91%
Other race1,0761.41%
Native American2340.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander400.05%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cheektowaga Population by Race

Cheektowaga Population Pyramid 2024

Cheektowaga Median Age

39.2

Total

38.1

Male

41.5

Female

Cheektowaga Adults

There are 62,621 adults, (15,309 of whom are seniors) in Cheektowaga.

Cheektowaga Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheektowaga Sex Ratio

Female39,56151.73%
Male36,92248.27%

Cheektowaga Population by Age

Cheektowaga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All34,0652.1969.830.2
Non Family15,4201.2159.640.4
Married12,9853.0587.212.8
Female4,0723.0358.641.4
Male1,5882.5955.544.5

2.91

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cheektowaga Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,7304.93%
Associates Degree6,51811.76%
Bachelors Degree9,51017.16%
Graduate Degree5,57610.06%
High School Graduate18,79433.92%
Less Than 9th Grade1,3022.35%
Some College10,97519.81%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cheektowaga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheektowaga Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White45,10642,01711,740
Black6,2715,8641,911
Asian1,4671,179637
Hispanic1,3821,233427
2+ Races1,3611,211473
Other Race53848897
Native American1069535
Islander21170

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.42%.

Cheektowaga Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,493$58,062$52,596
Graduate Degree$65,753$73,270$62,781
High School Graduate$40,193$44,588$33,579
Less Than 9th Grade$35,693$38,578$21,707
Overall$46,310$49,304$42,216
Some College$44,534$49,713$40,684

$46,310

Average Earnings

$49,304

Average Male

$42,216

Average Female

Cheektowaga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheektowaga Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cheektowaga Language

89.94% of Cheektowaga residents speak only English, while 10.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.49% of the population.

Cheektowaga Language

Cheektowaga Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White56,4454,2887.6%
Black9,8899069.16%
Multiple3,60678521.77%
Hispanic3,27742112.85%
Asian1,96827313.87%
Other1,04013012.5%
Native2213214.48%

8.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.06%

Male Poverty Rate

9.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheektowaga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheektowaga is Multiple, with 21.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheektowaga is White, with 7.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.65%.

Cheektowaga Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.36%
High School8.62%
Some College7.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.86%

Cheektowaga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed11.75%
Female Unemployed10.38%
Female Employed4.1%
Male Employed3.48%

Cheektowaga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheektowaga Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$81,433$93,507
Households$64,066$77,168
Married Families$93,726$106,750
Non Families$44,315$54,529

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cheektowaga Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheektowaga Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cheektowaga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cheektowaga Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cheektowaga Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,987

Number of Veterans

3,862

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,397
First Gulf War616
Second Gulf War402
Korea308
World War II158

Cheektowaga Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,278
65 to 741,036
35 to 54733
55 to 64731
18 to 34209

Cheektowaga Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,6307.16%
Black2333.22%
Hispanic1055.19%
2+ Races763.7%
Other Race304.17%
Asian140.82%
Islander410%

Cheektowaga Veterans by Race

Cheektowaga Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheektowaga Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cheektowaga Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cheektowaga Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cheektowaga Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.26%

Born in Cheektowaga

92.95%

Native Born

7.05%

Foreign Born

2.81%

Non Citizen

4.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.95% of Cheektowaga residents were born in the United States, with 84.26% having been born in New York. 2.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cheektowaga Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202476,455-14-0.02%
202376,469-14-0.02%
202276,483-14-0.02%
202176,4973,0404.14%
202073,457-283-0.38%
201973,740-286-0.39%
201874,026-571-0.77%
201774,597-76-0.1%
201674,673-232-0.31%
201574,905-62-0.08%
201474,967-35-0.05%
201375,002-216-0.29%
201275,218-250-0.33%
201175,4682900.39%
201075,17800%

Cheektowaga Population by Year