Tonawanda, New York Population 2021

14,635
Loading...

Tonawanda is a city located in Erie County New York. With a 2020 population of 14,635, it is the 58th largest city in New York and the 2357th largest city in the United States . Tonawanda is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -3.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,130 in 2010. Tonawanda reached it's highest population of 21,898 in 1970. Spanning over 4 miles, Tonawanda has a population density of 3,848 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tonawanda is $61,175 with a poverty rate of 11.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $689 per month, and the median house value is $108,800. The median age in Tonawanda is 46.1 years, 43.3 years for males, and 48.1 years for females.

Tonawanda Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tonawanda was:

  • White: 95.74%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tonawanda, New York is 14,635 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,800.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,130.

Tonawanda, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,19895.74%
Two or More Races3662.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.61%
Black or African American760.51%
Asian520.35%
Some Other Race480.32%
Loading...

Tonawanda Population by Race

Tonawanda Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Tonawanda Median Age

46.1


Total

43.3


Male

48.1


Female

Tonawanda Adults

There are 12,214 adults, (2,870 of whom are seniors) in Tonawanda.

Tonawanda Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Tonawanda Sex Ratio

Female

7,846

52.91%

Male

6,984

47.09%

Tonawanda Population by Age

Tonawanda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Tonawanda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
Male86.8%13.2%
All70.8%29.2%
Female64.6%35.4%
Non Family51.9%48.1%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tonawanda Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9862.1270.8
Non Family3,0321.1451.9
Married2,8322.8591.6
Female8722.8164.6
Male2503.3386.8

2.8

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

Loading...

Tonawanda Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1531.36%
9th to 12th Grade6485.75%
High School Graduate4,25437.77%
Some College2,29620.39%
Associates Degree1,36612.13%
Bachelors Degree1,70815.17%
Graduate Degree8377.43%
Loading...

Tonawanda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tonawanda Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,84910,1012,441
Hispanic22419410
2+ Races12911847
Asian464639
Black4240
Other Race404018
Native American2111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.78%.

Tonawanda Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,812$45,615$32,238
Less Than 9th Grade$24,884$39,028$11,193
High School Graduate$34,683$45,737$29,804
Some College$38,770$45,750$33,101
Bachelors Degree$39,975$46,111$36,635
Graduate Degree$48,798$63,750$46,595

$38,812

Average Earnings

$45,615

Average Male

$32,238

Average Female

Tonawanda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tonawanda Language by Age

Loading...

Tonawanda Language

96.95% of Tonawanda residents speak only English, while 3.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Tonawanda Language

Tonawanda Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,9771,66211.89%
Multiple3665414.75%
Native901213.33%
Black5559.09%

11.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.53%

Male Poverty Rate

14.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tonawanda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tonawanda is Multiple, with 14.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tonawanda is Black, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.13%.

Tonawanda Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.85%
High School10.86%
Some College9.01%
Bachelors or Greater8.21%

Tonawanda Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.57%
Male Unemployed20.13%
Female Employed5.70%
Male Employed2.38%

Tonawanda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tonawanda Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$53,115$61,175
Families$70,118$77,569
Married Families$78,904-
Non Families$29,839$37,729
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Tonawanda Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Tonawanda Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Tonawanda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tonawanda Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Tonawanda Marital Status

Loading...

1,200

Number of Veterans

1,129

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam524
Korea113
First Gulf War84
World War II62
Second Gulf War49

Tonawanda Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74409
75+304
55 to 64270
35 to 54176
18 to 3441

Tonawanda Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,19310.11%
Hispanic83.01%
Asian715.22%

Tonawanda Veterans by Race

Tonawanda Veterans by Education

Loading...

9.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tonawanda Veterans by Education

Loading...

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Tonawanda Employment by Age

Loading...

Tonawanda Employment by Race

Loading...

Tonawanda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

85.68%

Born in Tonawanda

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

1.40%

Non Citizen

2.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.35% of Tonawanda residents were born in the United States, with 85.68% having been born in New York. 1.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Tonawanda Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,635-55-0.37%
202014,690-55-0.37%
201914,745-55-0.37%
201814,800-5-0.03%
201714,805-49-0.33%
201614,854-80-0.54%
201514,934-81-0.54%
201415,015-53-0.35%
201315,068-16-0.11%
201215,084-37-0.24%
201115,121-37-0.24%
201015,158-978-0.62%
200016,136-1,148-0.68%
199017,284-1,409-0.78%
198018,693-3,205-1.57%
197021,8983370.16%
196021,5616,9443.96%
195014,6171,6091.17%
194013,0083270.25%
193012,6812,6132.33%
192010,0681,7781.96%
19108,2908691.11%
19007,4212760.38%
18907,1453,2816.34%
18803,8641,0523.23%
18702,8120.00%

Tonawanda Population by Year