- Depew, New York
Depew, New York — Village — Motto: "The Village of Unexcelled Opportunity" Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Erie Area – Total 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2) – Land 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2) – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) Elevation 673 ft (205 m) Population (2000) – Total 16,629 – Density 3,282.0/sq mi (1,267.2/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 14043 Area code(s) 716 FIPS code 36-20313 GNIS feature ID 0948333
Depew is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 16,629 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name is derived from Chauncey Mitchell Depew, the President of the New York Central Railroad and former US Senator.
The site of the future village was settled in 1808. Named after "Railman" Chauncey Depew, the Village was founded as it become a hub of rapid growth. Founded in 1892 as a rail center, the Village of Depew was incorporated on July 23, 1894. The Depew economy in the 19th century was based primarily on railroad-related industries, such as the Gould Coupler Company, manufacturers of knuckle-type railroad couplers.
Depew also has a long-standing rivalry between themselves and Lancaster High School. This rivalry started back in 1919. The rivalry between has been strong and it is still a great battle between the smaller school versus the larger school despite the fact that Lancaster has won a majority of the games between the two rivals.
The poet Lucille Clifton was born and raised in Depew. She learned as a child to speak Polish as well as English.
Former Green Bay Packers QB, Don Majkowski was born and raised in Depew and attended Depew High School.
Steven Hoffman is the current Mayor.
Depew is located at .(42.911758, -78.701600)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2), all of it land.
Adjacent Cities & Towns
- Town of Cheektowaga - west, southwest, northwest
- Town of Lancaster - southeast, northeast
- Village of Lancaster - east
Major Highways in the Village of Depew
- U.S. Route 20 (Transit Rd., Broadway), U.S. Route 20 runs East-West, however when entering the Village of Depew concurrent with NY 78 on Transit, it runs North-South. US 20 ends concurrency with NY 78 at Broadway and turns east to travel into the Village of Lancaster.
- New York State Route 78 (Transit Road), North-South route through Depew, runs concurrent with US 20 south of village.
- New York State Route 130 (Broadway), East-West roadway through the village from the Cheektowaga town line at the west to NY 130's end at Transit Rd. (US 20/NY 78). Broadway continues east into Village of Lancaster as US 20.
- New York State Route 952Q (Walden Ave.), East-West highway through the village from Cheektowaga to Lancaster. Walden is the longest non-parkway New York State Reference Route. Walden's reference route number is not signed, but still has reference markers, and is maintained by New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) as other signed routes are.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,629 people, 6,832 households, and 4,625 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,282.0 people per square mile (1,266.4/km²). There were 7,101 housing units at an average density of 1,401.5 per square mile (540.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.94% White, 0.63% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.
There were 6,832 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $42,232, and the median income for a family was $50,021. Males had a median income of $35,219 versus $25,604 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,914. About 3.6% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
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- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Municipalities and communities of Erie County, New York Cities Towns Villages CDPs Other
Akron Junction | Alden Center | Armor | Athol Springs | Bagdad | Bellevue | Big Tree | Blakeley | Blossom | Boston | Bowmansville | Brant | Brighton | Carnegie | Chaffee | Clarksburg | Cleveland Hill | Clifton Heights | Collins Center | Concord | Creekside | Crittenden | Dellwood | Derby | Doyle | Duells Corner | Dutchtown | East Amherst | East Concord | East Eden | East Elma | East Seneca | Ebenezer | Eden Valley | Eggertsville | Ellicott | Elma | Evans Center | Ferry Village | Footes | Forks | Fowlerville | Gardenville | Getzville | Glenwood | Grandyle Village | Green Acres | Griffins Mills | Holland | Hunts Corners | Jerusalem Corners | Jewettville | Kenilworth | Lake View | Langford | Lawtons | Locksley Park | Loveland | Marilla | Marshfield | Millersport | Millgrove | Morton Corners | Mount Vernon | Murrays Corner | New Ebenezer | New Oregon | North Bailey | North Evans | Oakfield | Patchin | Peters Corners | Pine Hill | Pinehurst | Pontiac | Porterville | Protection | Sand Hill | Sandy Beach | Scranton | Sheenwater | Shirley | Snyder | South Newstead | South Wales | Spring Brook | Swifts Mills | Taylor Hollow | Town Line Station | Swormville | Walden Cliffs | Wales Hollow | Wanakah | Water Valley | Webster Corners | Wende | West Alden | West Falls | Weyer | Williston | Windom | Wolcottsburg | Woodlawn | Woodside | Wyandale | Zoar
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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