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Overview

Introduction to North Tonawanda, New York

North Tonawanda, New York, in Niagara county, is 5 miles NW of Amherst, New York and 10 miles N of Buffalo, New York. The city is conveniently located inside the Buffalo- Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

North Tonawanda History

The area now known as the city of North Tonawanda was originally a part of the city of Tonawanda. In 1897, it was incorporated as a separate city. It was named after Tonawanda creek, which once flowed past the city. The economic development of the city was largely dependant upon its lumber industries, and North Tonawanda was also known as the 'The Lumber City.' It is also the birthplace of the Herschell-Spillman Company, which is one of the top manufacturers of carousels in the United States.

North Tonawanda and nearby Attractions

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
  • North Tonawanda History Museum
  • Buffalo Zoo
  • Beaver Island State Park
  • Martin's Fantasy Island
  • Buffalo Zoological Gardens

Things To Do In North Tonawanda

During your leisure hours, you can visit the North Tonawanda History Museum and the Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier. North Tonawanda is also home to Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. You can enjoy summer theaters and concerts at the New Melody Fair Theater in Wurlitzer Park. Among the local parks are Fisherman's Park, Gratwick Waterfront Park, Sweeney Park, Gateway Harbor Park, Payne Park and West Canal Marina. Plays, movies and concerts can also be enjoyed at the Riviera Theater and Performing Arts Center and Ghostlight Theater.

North Tonawanda Transportation

Niagara Falls International Airport is close to the city.

North Tonawanda Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Niagara County Community College, Canisius College, D'youville College and SUNY College at Buffalo.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,935
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+15,524
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$36,238
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,646
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,296

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,466
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$109,200

Ancestry

Polish20.5%
Irish18.8%
Italian18.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.1%
English10%
French Except Basque3.3%
Hungarian2.3%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.3%
Canadian1.1%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Lithuanian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.4%
African0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Greek0.3%
German0.3%
Czech0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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North Tonawanda Almanac

CategoryValue
County Niagara County
Standard Zip Codes14120
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.04
Approximate Longitude-78.86

North Tonawanda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNIAGARA FALLS INT'L AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationBUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationLOCKPORT 3 S
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst124,647$96,431
Grand Island20,735$92,627
Kenmore15,303$76,013
Niagara Falls49,180$44,568
Tonawanda14,991$69,298
Williamsville5,269$85,250

North Tonawanda Public Libraries

North Tonawanda Public Library
505 MEADOW DRIVE
North Tonawanda, New York
(716) 693-4132

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North Tonawanda Hospitals

Degraff Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
445 Tremont St
(716) 690-2082

North Tonawanda Public Schools

Drake School
380 Drake Dr
ZIP: 14120
(716) 807-3725
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Errick Road Elementary School
6839 Errick Rd
ZIP: 14120
(716) 215-3240
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Meadow School
455 Meadow Dr
ZIP: 14120
(716) 807-3825
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
North Tonawanda High School
405 Meadow Dr
ZIP: 14120
(716) 807-3600
High
Total Enrollment 1178
North Tonawanda Middle School
1500 Vanderbilt Ave
ZIP: 14120
(716) 807-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Ohio Elementary School
625 Ohio Ave
ZIP: 14120
(716) 807-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Spruce School
195 Spruce St
ZIP: 14120
(716) 807-3850
Primary
Total Enrollment 398

North Tonawanda Private Schools

Christian Academy Of Western New York
621 Payne Ave
ZIP: 14120
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 139
St John Lutheran School
6950 Ward Rd
ZIP: 14120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
St Matthew Lutheran School
875 Eggert Dr
ZIP: 14120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
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