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Welcome to Tonawanda ...

The Town of Tonawanda is located in Erie County<1>.

The location of Tonawanda has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Tonawanda has a population of 71,683 people<3> (see below for details).

Tonawanda is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Tonawanda is located in the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tonawanda had an population of 71,683 people. This is a decrease of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Tonawanda had a population of 73,567 people (or 8% of the total population of Erie County). This makes Tonawanda the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Tonawanda represents 0.38% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 73,567 people, the population of Tonawanda decreased 5.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 78,155 people).

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

Communities near Tonawanda ...

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

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Tonawanda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<6>
  • Amherst [Erie County]
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    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Tonawanda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
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    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Tonawanda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Niagara Falls
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    • Hamburg [Erie County]
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      • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Tonawanda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Welland
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
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      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Tonawanda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<6>
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
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      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Tonawanda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Tonawanda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Tonawanda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tonawanda ...

Looking for more information about 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 Tonawanda, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Tonawanda.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tonawanda. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

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>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tonawanda.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tonawanda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tonawanda) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tonawanda. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TonawandaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tonawanda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9826, Longitude: -78.8753       In this case, the coordinates for Tonawanda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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