North Tonawanda, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Tonawanda, New York - Basic Facts

The City of North Tonawanda had a population of 30,846 as of July 1, 2017. North Tonawanda 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 North Tonawanda is located at latitude 43.0492 and longitude -78.8712 in Niagara County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Tonawanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.8 sq. miles. Niagara County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The City of North Tonawanda (GNIS ID: 979293) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Tonawanda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Tonawanda: Kiohnawén:'en.

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North Tonawanda, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,846
Daytime Population: Workers 8,205
Daytime Population: Residents 14,888
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 30,711
Population in Familes 23,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density2 3,054
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,003
Average Household Income $65,388
Per Capita Income $29,284


Total Housing Units 14,686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,996 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,753 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 937 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $109,273
Average Home Value $125,798


Total Households 13,749
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 8,085
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.34%
Households -0.25% -0.3%
Families -0.46% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

North Tonawanda, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Tonawanda to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 41 97th
Population Density # 273 77th
Diversity Index # 882 26th
Median Household Income # 874 27th
Per Capita Income # 683 43rd

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