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The economy of Cheektowaga, NY employs 38,220 people. The economy of Cheektowaga, NY is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Wholesale trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.63; 1.32; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cheektowaga, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,342), Retail trade (5,271), and Manufacturing (4,541), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,130), Transportation & Warehousing ($43,488), and Finance & Insurance ($38,386).

Median household income in Cheektowaga, NY is $48,994. Males in Cheektowaga, NY have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,329. The income inequality of Cheektowaga, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.375 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cheektowaga, NY. In Erie County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,920. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Cheektowaga, NY is from the county of Erie County, NY.

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Cheektowaga, NY is home to a population of 74,673 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cheektowaga, NY is composed of 60,956 White residents (81.6%), 8,492 Black residents (11.4%), 2,185 Hispanic residents (2.93%), 1,592 Asian residents (2.13%), and 1,147 Two+ residents (1.54%). The most common foreign languages in Cheektowaga, NY are Spanish (1,393 speakers), Polish (1,259 speakers), and Italian (322 speakers), but compared to other places, Cheektowaga, NY has a relative high number of Polish (1,259 speakers), Other Slavic (276 speakers), and Laotian (116 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cheektowaga, NY awarded 130 degrees. The student population of Cheektowaga, NY is skewed towards females, with 28 male students and 102 female students. Most students in Cheektowaga, NY are White (93 and 71.5%), followed by Black or African American (23 and 17.7%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 7.69%), and Two or more races (1 and 0.77%). The largest universities in Cheektowaga, NY by number of graduates are Villa Maria College (92 and 70.8%), Empire Beauty School-Buffalo (38 and 29.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Cheektowaga, NY are Physical Therapy Technician (25 and 19.2%), Graphic Design (7 and 5.38%), and Photography (5 and 3.85%). The median tuition costs in Cheektowaga, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $20,030 and $20,030 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Cheektowaga, NY is $100,200, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $99,400 to $100,200, a 0.8% increase. The homeownership rate of Cheektowaga, NY is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cheektowaga, NY have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cheektowaga, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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