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Welcome to North Tonawanda ...

The city of North Tonawanda is located in Niagara County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of North Tonawanda, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for North Tonawanda: N. Tonawanda

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, North Tonawanda has a population of 30,255 people<2> (see below for details).

North Tonawanda is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

North Tonawanda lies within the (716) area code.

Websites for North Tonawanda ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Tonawanda had an population of 30,255 people. This is a decrease of 4.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Tonawanda had a population of 31,568 people (or 14.58% of the total population of Niagara County). This makes North Tonawanda the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of North Tonawanda represents 0.16% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,568 people, the population of North Tonawanda decreased 5.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,262 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for North Tonawanda.

Communities near North Tonawanda ...

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

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 North Tonawanda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Tonawanda.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of North Tonawanda. 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 North Tonawanda.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Tonawanda. See our Newspapers Page for North Tonawanda.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Tonawanda ...

Looking for more information about North Tonawanda? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to North Tonawanda, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for North Tonawanda.

Adding North Tonawanda to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of North Tonawanda 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 North Tonawanda was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for North Tonawanda.

The official website for North Tonawanda:

The official website for Niagara 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 Niagara, 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 North Tonawanda.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Tonawanda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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