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Tonawanda is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area. [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 42.982N. The longitude is -78.875W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 76,459.
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25% of Tonawanda residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $20,947, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Tonawanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tonawanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.
Libraries in Tonawanda include Kenilworth Branch Library, Tonawanda Public Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tonawanda political report.
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 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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