Cheektowaga (/ˌtʃiktəˈwɑːɡə/) is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 88,226. The town is in the north-central part of the county, and is an inner ring suburb. It is the second largest suburb of Buffalo, after the town of Amherst.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.5 square miles (76.4 km), of which 29.4 square miles (76.2 km) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km), or 0.21%, is water.
The town is bordered by Lancaster on the east, West Seneca on the south, the city of Buffalo on the west, and on the north by Amherst. The town includes the waterways of Scajaquada Creek, Cayuga Creek and Ellicott Creek.
As of the census of 2000, there were 94,019 people, 40,045 households, and 25,869 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,183.8 people per square mile (1,229.3/km²). There were 41,901 housing units at an average density of 1,418.9 per square mile (547.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.94% White, 2.93% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 40,045 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the town, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $38,121, and the median income for a family was $46,646. Males had a median income of $34,538 versus $25,434 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,627. About 4.6% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Major ancestries in the town are Polish (39.9%), German (29.9%), Italian (16.0%), Irish (14.1%), English (5.8%), and French (2.7%).
Cheektowasa New York neighborhoods include: Beach/Cleveland, Beach Rd, Cedar Grove Circle, Cheek-Sloan, Cheektowaga Near Broadway, Cleveland Hill, Crestview Ave, Eggertsville South, French Rd, Garden Village, Genesee / George Urban, Marrano Pkwy, Maryvale, Parkview Terrace, Pine Hill, Pine Ridge-Delavan, Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd, Town Park