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Tonawanda is a city in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.

The community name derives from Iroquoian for "swift water"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Tonawanda. For links to other places called Tonawanda, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Tonawanda is 43.020N. The longitude is -78.88W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,700.


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Median household income
Local
$37,523
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tonawanda demographic reports
Tonawanda is on the Niagara River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 36. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Canal Fest - July 15-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tonawanda web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ellicott Creek Park
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Historical Society of the Tonawandas
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tonawanda demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14150 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

29% of Tonawanda residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tonawanda ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tonawanda was $18,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Tonawanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tonawanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $916.


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Libraries in Tonawanda include Sheridan Parkside Branch Library, Tonawanda Public Library ... View libraries

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Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tonawanda political report.

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The average commute time for Tonawanda workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tonawanda between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Tonawanda include Days Inn Buffalo.

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