Tonawanda CDP, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tonawanda CDP, New York - Basic Facts

The Tonawanda Census Designated Place had a population of 57,400 as of July 1, 2016. Tonawanda CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tonawanda CDP is located at latitude 42.9851 and longitude -78.8758 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Tonawanda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.54 sq. miles.

The Tonawanda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390395) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Tonawanda Census Designated Place is located within Town of Tonawanda, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tonawanda CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tonawanda CDP, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,400
Population in Households 56,756
Population in Familes 43,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 644
Population Density1 3,318
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 25,910
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 15,117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,884 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,026 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,670 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $118,693
Average Home Value $128,021


Median Household Income $51,292
Average Household Income $64,674
Per Capita Income $29,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.08%
Households 0.0% 0.05%
Families -0.23% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tonawanda CDP, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tonawanda CDP to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 99th
Population Density1 # 252 79th
Diversity Index2 # 618 48th
Median Household Income # 777 35th
Per Capita Income # 623 48th

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