Tonawanda, New York

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Population in 2013: 14,990 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 
Males: 7,289  (48.6%)
Females: 7,701  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 14150, 14223.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,624 (it was $37,523 in 2000)
Tonawanda:

$48,624
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,452 (it was $18,789 in 2000)

Tonawanda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $92,595 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Tonawanda:

$92,595
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $151,092; Detached houses: $153,223; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,237; In 2-unit structures: $95,038; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,821; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,849; Mobile homes: $59,459; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,898

Median gross rent in 2013: $629.

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  • Races in Tonawanda, NY (2013)

    Tonawanda races chart
    • 14,53796.4%White alone
    • 3282.2%Two or more races
    • 710.5%Hispanic
    • 150.10%Asian alone
    • 100.07%Black alone
    • 60.04%American Indian alone

Races in Tonawanda detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tonawanda: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.1%), Irish (14.4%), Italian (13.7%), Polish (12.4%), English (6.9%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Land area: 3.79 square miles.

Population density: 3,951 people per square mile   (average).

Tonawanda,NY real estate house value index trend

Tonawanda, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Tonawanda:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tonawanda city:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

656 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.3%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Tonawanda, New York as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tonawanda to the number of sex offenders is 5,519 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,164 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,684 (3.0%)

Tonawanda satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amherst, NY (5.8 miles , pop. 116,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (7.5 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (284.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: North Tonawanda, NY (1.5 miles ), Kenmore, NY (1.8 miles ), Grandyle Village, NY (2.0 miles ), Grand Island, NY (2.0 miles ), University at Buffalo, NY (2.1 miles ), Eggertsville, NY (2.2 miles ), Wheatfield, NY (2.4 miles ), Amherst, NY (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 78.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +54 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,420 (19.4%)

Area code: 716

Tonawanda household income distribution Tonawanda home values distribution

Crime rates in Tonawanda by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 34335414112N/A
per 100,000 18.625.219.119.332.526.76.827.26.96.613.2N/A
Robberies 3656123692244
per 100,000 18.637.831.838.678.020.040.661.313.813.226.326.7
Assaults 142626313215122418231630
per 100,000 86.6163.8165.3199.5208.1100.281.1163.5124.4151.3105.3200.2
Burglaries 753644564251415332413824
per 100,000 463.9226.8279.7360.4273.2340.7277.2361.0221.1269.8250.1160.1
Thefts 304237282295367367333336271338338289
per 100,000 1,880.51,492.91,792.81,898.72,386.82,451.42,251.22,288.41,872.22,224.02,224.61,928.3
Auto thefts 1616171716132211911102
per 100,000 99.0100.8108.1109.4104.186.8148.774.962.272.465.813.3
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/A52210464
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/A32.513.413.56.80.026.339.526.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.9) 158.4152.8163.0182.7221.0182.1160.3202.1134.2158.2156.2153.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Tonawanda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 151 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
New York average:

3.28
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,157 (-6.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Tonawanda: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tonawanda, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tonawanda-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Tonawanda city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tonawanda-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 152.1 miles away from Tonawanda center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 236.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 277.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.9 miles away from Tonawanda center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tonawanda topographic map

Birthplace of: Jane Corwin - New York State politician, Bobby Shuttleworth - Soccer player, George D. Maziarz - New York State politician, Sam Melville - Activist, Thomas Perry (author) - Novelist, Warren Muck - Soilder, Bernard Joseph McLaughlin - Catholic bishop, Frank Hinkey - Football player and coach, Bert Lewis - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Hospitals and medical centers in Tonawanda:

  • SHERIDAN PARK HOSPITAL (300 TWO MILE CREEK RD)
  • US RENAL CARE TONAWANDA DIALYSIS (3161 EGGERT ROAD)
  • SHERIDAN MANOR L L C (2799 SHERIDAN DRIVE)

Amtrak stations near Tonawanda:

  • 10 miles: BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET (BUFALO, EXCHANGE BTW ELLICOTT & WASHINGTON) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (27TH & LOCKPORT RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Tonawanda:

  • The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda (Full-time enrollment: 111; Location: 2309 Eggert Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: tspabuffalo.com)
  • MarJon School of Beauty ltd-Tonawanda (FT enrollment: 37; Location: 1154 Niagara Falls Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: marjonbeauty.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tonawanda:

  • University at Buffalo (about 5 miles; Buffalo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 25,415)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 6 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)
  • Daemen College (about 6 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Medaille College (about 6 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Canisius College (about 7 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • D'Youville College (about 8 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Erie Community College (about 9 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)

Public high schools in Tonawanda:

Private high schools in Tonawanda:

  • CARDINAL O HARA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 39 OHARA RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 72 E NIAGARA ST; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Tonawanda:

Private elementary/middle schools in Tonawanda:

  • ST CHRISTOPHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 2660 NIAGARA FALLS BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST AMELIA SCHOOL (Students: 533; Location: 2999 EGGERT RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 70 ADAM ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Tonawanda

Library in Tonawanda:

  • CITY OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $422,108; Location: 333 MAIN STREET; 30,854 books; 2,351 audio materials; 2,310 video materials; 57 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Tonawanda: Marina Bay Club (A), Sheridan Park Golf Club (B), Brighton Park Golf Course (C), Tonawanda Town Sewer District Number 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Ellwood Fire District 1 (E), Niagara Hose Company 3 (F), National Hose Company 1 (G), Brighton Volunteer Fire Company 1 (H), Delaware Hose Company 2 (I), River Road Volunteer Fire Department (J), Brighton Volunteer Fire Company 2 (K), Brighton Fire Department Station 3 (L), Kenilworth Fire Company (M), Sheridan Park Volunteer Fire Company (N), Tonawanda Fire Department (O), Brighton Volunteer Fire Company 3 (P), Brighton Place Library (Q), City of Tonawanda Public Library (R), Town of Tonawanda Public Library Kenilworth Branch (S), McAuley Residence Nursing Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tonawanda include: Augustana Lutheran Church (A), Bethany United Methodist Church (B), Bethesda Full Gospel (C), Brighton Community Baptist Church (D), Calvary Bible Church (E), Curtis Park United Presbyterian Church (F), Deerhurst Presbyterian Church (G), Faith United Presbyterian Church (H), First Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Francis Cemetery (1), Mount Olivet Cemetery (2), Elmlawn Cemetery (3), Werkley Cemetery (4), City Cemetery (5), Saint John's Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Ellicott Creek (A), Twomile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tonawanda include: Sheridan Park (1), Ives Park (2), Isle View Park (3), Nia-Wanda Park (4), Lincoln Park (5), Ellwood Park (6), Ellicott Creek Park (7), Curtiss Park (8), Clinton Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Amton Motel (1970 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (1), Busy Bee Limousine (4291 Delaware Ave) (2), Blue Falls Motel (2142 Niagara Falls Blvd) (3), Ellicott Park Court Motel (2740 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (4), Econo Lodge Tonawanda (2000 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (5), Days Inn (1120 Niagra Falls Blvd) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.238. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.48
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.47. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.47
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.8% for other race residents, 56.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
36 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Tonawanda, New York environmental map by EPA

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Tonawanda compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Tonawanda (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Del-Ton Plaza Branch, Niagara Falls Boulevard Branch, Colvin Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Parkview Branch, First Trust Branch, Sheridan Plaza Branch. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Niagara Street/Tops Branch, Young St-Tonawanda/Tops Branch, Tonawanda. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Tonawanda Branch at 65 Broad Street, branch established on 1953/12/28; Tonawanda Drive-In Facility at 90 Morgan Street, branch established on 1974/10/03. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Niagara Falls Boulevard Branch at 1188 Niagara Falls Boulevard, branch established on 1975/01/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Evans Bank, National Association: Tonawanda Office Branch at 2800 Niagara Falls Boulevard, branch established on 2006/12/11. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $730.9 mil, Deposits: $618.8 mil, headquarters in Angola, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Evans Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tonawanda, New York:

  • Days Inn Buffalo, 1120 Niagara FLS Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150 , Phone: (716) 835-5916
  • Microtel Tonawanda, 1 Hospitality CTR Way, Tonawanda, NY 14150 , Phone: (716) 693-8100, Fax: (716) 693-8750
  • Econo Lodge, 2000 Niagara Fls, Tonawanda, NY 14150 , Phone: (716) 694-6696, Fax: (716) 694-0371
  • Knights Inn, 1970 Niagarafalls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150 , Phone: (716) 692-7260, Fax: (716) 692-7266
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tonawanda, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
New York average:

13.9

Tonawanda travel time to work - commute Tonawanda mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tonawanda city (based on Erie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic352,894111
Mainline Protestant62,675212
Evangelical Protestant49,435209
Other34,07679
Black Protestant24,19269
Orthodox4,1039
None391,665-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Erie County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Erie County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Here:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,992$47,9760$0
Other Government Administration 5$16,689$40,0549$5,633
Judicial and Legal 1$3,667$44,0041$1,307
Police Protection - Officers 28$171,992$73,7110$0
Police - Other 5$16,087$38,60911$7,360
Firefighters 28$166,738$71,4590$0
Fire - Other 1$2,682$32,1840$0
Streets and Highways 22$95,409$52,0410$0
Solid Waste Management 12$45,661$45,6610$0
Sewerage 2$8,547$51,2821$1,528
Parks and Recreation 10$37,417$44,9007$4,885
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$34,974$52,4614$3,324
Other and Unallocable 3$10,033$40,1322$354
Totals for Government 129$625,888$58,22235$24,391

Tonawanda government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $675,000 ($45.03)
    Sewerage: $648,000 ($43.23)
    Water Utilities: $319,000 ($21.28)
    General: $34,000 ($2.27)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($1.07)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,941,000 ($196.20)
    Police Protection: $2,467,000 ($164.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,201,000 ($146.83)
    Regular Highways: $1,907,000 ($127.22)
    Fire Protection: $1,698,000 ($113.28)
    Libraries: $1,525,000 ($101.73)
    Sewerage: $1,342,000 ($89.53)
    Water Utilities: $1,106,000 ($73.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $494,000 ($32.96)
    Housing & Community Development: $493,000 ($32.89)
    Central Staff Services: $402,000 ($26.82)
    Financial Administration: $260,000 ($17.34)
    General Public Buildings: $242,000 ($16.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $86,000 ($5.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000 ($4.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $674,000 ($44.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $922,000 ($61.51)
    Libraries: $510,000 ($34.02)
    Police Protection: $149,000 ($9.94)
    Fire Protection: $96,000 ($6.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $90,000 ($6.00)
    General Public Building: $31,000 ($2.07)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($1.00)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($1.00)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,177,000 ($478.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $283,000 ($18.88)

Tonawanda government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,322,000 ($88.19)
    All Other: $147,000 ($9.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $71,000 ($4.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,148,000 ($210.01)
    All Other: $418,000 ($27.89)
    Health & Hospitals: $8,000 ($0.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,921,000 ($194.86)
    Interest Earnings: $410,000 ($27.35)
    Property Sale Other: $252,000 ($16.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,256,000 ($83.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,523,000 ($101.60)
    General Support: $1,210,000 ($80.72)
    Highways: $295,000 ($19.68)
    Education: $31,000 ($2.07)
  • Tax - Property: $6,653,000 ($443.83)
    Public Utilities: $346,000 ($23.08)
    NEC: $294,000 ($19.61)

Tonawanda government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,712,000 ($314.34)
    Industrial Revenue: $3,472,000 ($231.62)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,188,000 ($479.52)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,890,000 ($126.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,226,000 ($548.77)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,329,000 ($288.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,268,000 ($218.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $204,000 ($13.61)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $852,000 ($56.84)
    Water Utilities: $383,000 ($25.55)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,841,000 ($122.82)
    Beginning: $1,102,000 ($73.52)

Tonawanda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $939,000 ($62.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,933,000 ($195.66)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,268,000 ($218.01)

2.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.69%
New York average:

5.06%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($668 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($36,008 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($32,012)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($28,680)


3.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.10%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($862 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($38,661 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($37,071)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.08% ($34,748)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tonawanda:

  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMNY (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tonawanda:

  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Tonawanda:

  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Tonawanda fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 196m643ftTotal length
  • $21,948,000Total costs
  • 179,231Total average daily traffic
  • 9,353Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41910-1919
  • 21930-1939
  • 51960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Tonawanda, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tonawanda)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tonawanda, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 240 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tonawanda)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tonawanda)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED105$81,69547$71,872116$75,83628$12,7861$125,0006$65,1671$87,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$74,0004$59,25018$72,7224$12,7500$03$47,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$87,5003$69,00071$80,31037$9,8110$04$76,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$76,5560$038$88,4742$39,0000$02$63,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$72,0000$018$82,2222$32,5000$01$51,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0074.00 , 0075.00, 0076.00, 0077.00, 0078.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$77,5006$75,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$78,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$57,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$75,3331$66,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0074.00 , 0075.00, 0076.00, 0077.00, 0078.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 132
  • Hazardous Condition: 282
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Tonawanda

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tonawanda, NY
Most common first names in Tonawanda, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John54773.4 years
Mary45479.1 years
William40073.1 years
Robert33169.4 years
Joseph31576.2 years
James25670.7 years
George24975.4 years
Charles24375.0 years
Edward23374.8 years
Helen21679.4 years
Most common last names in Tonawanda, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11377.3 years
Miller8975.5 years
Brown5576.7 years
Johnson4276.8 years
Clark4074.8 years
Williams3676.8 years
Wilson3675.0 years
Wagner3373.7 years
Davis3178.1 years
Martin3072.2 years
Businesses in Tonawanda, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's2
AT&T1Microtel1
Advance Auto Parts2New Balance1
Burger King2Nike5
CVS2Office Depot1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske2
Cricket Wireless1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Rite Aid3
Dunkin Donuts2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx4Subway1
GNC2Tim Hortons9
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS5
Just Tires1Verizon Wireless2
KFC1Walgreens3
Knights Inn1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

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  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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