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Cheektowaga (T)

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Cheektowaga is a town  in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 94,019. The name comes from the Iroquoian word Ji-ik-do-wa-gah, meaning the place of the crab apple tree. Cheektowaga has a large Polish-American community, about 39,9 percent of population is of Polish heritage. In 2005 population of the town was  90,526.
The town of Cheektowaga is in the north-central part of the county. Its western border is the city of Buffalo. Cheektowaga contains the site of the Buffalo Niagara International airport, the principal airport of Erie County. Villa Maria College and the Walden Galleria are also located in Cheektowaga. The first European-American settler is said to have established himself in 1808.
A division of the town of Amherst organized the town of Cheektowaga in 1839. The town area was reduced in 1851 by the formation of the towns of Orchard Park, West Seneca, and Hamburg. The name referring to Crabapple trees may actually be referencing locally abundant Hawthorn trees. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 76.5 square kilometers, all covered by land.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.6 percent under the age of 18, 7.1 percent from 18 to 24, 28.6 percent from 25 to 44, 23.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 20.5 percent 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.
Cheektowaga can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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