Tonawanda, New York Population 2020

14,702

Tonawanda is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 14,702, it is the 59th largest city in New York and the 2336th largest city in the United States. Tonawanda is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -2.83% 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 3,866 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tonawanda is $59,642 with a poverty rate of 12.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $710 per month, and the median house value is $104,000. The median age in Tonawanda is 45.3 years, 40.4 years for males, and 47.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males.

Tonawanda Demographics

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

  • White: 95.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.00%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tonawanda, New York is 14,702, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,798.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,130.

Tonawanda, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,20895.53%
Two or More Races4463.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native880.59%
Some Other Race500.34%
Black or African American420.28%
Asian390.26%

Tonawanda Population Pyramid 2020

Tonawanda Median Age

45.3


Total

40.4


Male

47.3


Female

Tonawanda Adults

There are 12,228 adults, (2,688 of whom are seniors) in Tonawanda.

Tonawanda Age Dependency

55.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Tonawanda Sex Ratio

Female

7,813

52.53%

Male

7,060

47.47%

Tonawanda Households and Families

Tonawanda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tonawanda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.5%7.5%
All69.7%30.3%
Male58.9%41.1%
Female53.5%46.5%
Non Family53.2%46.8%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9812.1269.7
Non Family2,9761.1353.2
Married2,8912.8492.5
Female9292.7753.5
Male1853.6858.9

2.77

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tonawanda Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1361.21%
9th to 12th Grade6245.54%
High School Graduate4,08236.24%
Some College2,20819.60%
Associates Degree1,58114.04%
Bachelors Degree1,69615.06%
Graduate Degree9378.32%

Tonawanda Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,77210,0522,529
Hispanic24721811
Multiple Races23423436
Other Race505029
Asian393939
Black3836
Native American189

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,922$43,575$31,691
Less Than High School$23,281$35,469$11,031
High School Grad$35,421$45,191$26,618
Some College$35,625$40,732$33,295
Bachelors Degree$38,236$42,639$35,253
Graduate Degree$49,396$56,741$48,583

$36,922

Average Earnings

$43,575

Average Male

$31,691

Average Female

Tonawanda Language

Tonawanda Language by Age

Tonawanda Language

96.55% of Tonawanda residents speak only English, while 3.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Tonawanda Poverty

Tonawanda Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,9761,60411.48%
Multiple44615835.43%
Hispanic3835113.32%
Native881213.64%
Black42614.29%

12.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.37%

Male Poverty Rate

15.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tonawanda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tonawanda is Multiple, with 35.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tonawanda is White, with 11.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.82%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.45%
High School11.56%
Some College11.27%
Bachelors or Greater6.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.97%
Male Unemployed25.64%
Female Employed5.02%
Male Employed2.29%

Tonawanda Income

Tonawanda Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,605$59,642
Families$69,245$74,715
Married Families$79,457-
Non Families$28,139$37,301

Tonawanda Marital Status

Tonawanda Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Tonawanda Married by Age and Sex

Tonawanda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tonawanda Marital Status by Race

Tonawanda Veterans

1,293

Number of Veterans

1,192

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam485
Korea161
First Gulf War151
Second Gulf War115
World War II76
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,27310.79%
Hispanic3011.28%
2 or More207.87%

$Tonawanda Veterans by Education

11.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tonawanda Employment Status

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tonawanda Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.47%

Born in New York

96.50%

Native Born

3.50%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.50% of Tonawanda residents were born in the United States, with 84.47% having been born in New York. 1.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,702-48-0.33%
201914,750-48-0.32%
201814,798-5-0.03%
201714,803-48-0.32%
201614,851-83-0.56%
201514,934-82-0.55%
201415,016-53-0.35%
201315,069-15-0.10%
201215,084-36-0.24%
201115,120-38-0.25%
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%