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Welcome to Tonawanda ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Tonawanda, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1825.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tonawanda has a population of 14,752 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Tonawanda is located in the (716) area code.

The ZIP code for Tonawanda: 14150<4>

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 (with 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Tonawanda was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Tonawanda post office opened in 1825.

We also found Tonawanda in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tonawanda.

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:

The official website for State of New York:

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tonawanda.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tonawanda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tonawanda). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tonawanda or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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