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Welcome to Depew ...

The village of Depew is located in Erie County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Depew, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1893.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Depew has a population of 15,015 people<2> (see below for details).

Depew is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Depew lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Depew: (716)

The ZIP code for Depew: 14043<4>

Websites for Depew ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Depew had an population of 15,015 people. This is a decrease of 1.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Depew had a population of 15,303 people. This makes Depew the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Depew represents 0.08% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 162nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,303 people, the population of Depew decreased 7.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,629 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Depew.

Communities Also Named Depew ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Depew - they are located in Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Depew.

Communities near Depew ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Depew.

  • Buffalo
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • North Tonawanda
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
    • North Tonawanda is located in Niagara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
  • Fort Erie
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Lockport
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Lackawanna
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Kenmore
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Tonawanda
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Hamburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • East Aurora
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Aurora
    • East Aurora is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,165 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Aurora <5>
  • Orchard Park
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
    • Orchard Park is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orchard Park <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Depew. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Depew.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Depew. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Depew.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Depew. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Depew.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Depew ...

Looking for more information about Depew? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Depew, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Depew.

Adding Depew to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Depew in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Depew was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Depew post office opened in 1893.

We also found Depew on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Depew.

The official website for Depew:

The official website for Erie County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Depew.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Depew - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Depew). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Depew or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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