A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Tonawanda, New York
Welcome to Tonawanda ...
The location of Tonawanda has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Tonawanda has a population of 14,752 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Tonawanda.
Tonawanda is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Tonawanda lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Tonawanda: (716)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tonawanda had an population of 14,752 people. This is a decrease of 2.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.58% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Tonawanda had a population of 15,130 people. This makes Tonawanda the county's 15th most populous community.
The population of Tonawanda represents 0.08% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 165th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 15,130 people, the population of Tonawanda decreased 6.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,136 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.
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. Our list includes 12 papers. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Tonawanda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tonawanda.
Adding Tonawanda to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Tonawanda in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tonawanda was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Tonawanda on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tonawanda on our Genealogy Page.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022