Tonawanda 88 Exceptional
Tonawanda Livability #7 ranked city in New York#407 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Tonawanda Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Tonawanda Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than New York
8911% less expensive than the US average
New York
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tonawanda cost of living
A- Tonawanda Crime Total crime is 17% lower than New York
Total crime
1,48842% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6842% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
23%Year over year crime is up
Tonawanda crime
C Tonawanda Employment Household income is 8% lower than New York
Median household income
$55,7461% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,0841% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%53% lower than the US average
Tonawanda employment
B- Tonawanda Housing Home value is 58% lower than New York
Median home value
$121,30034% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79117% lower than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Tonawanda real estate or Tonawanda rentals
B Tonawanda Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
A- Tonawanda User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Tonawanda
Overall user rating
77% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Tonawanda, NY

      Tonawanda is a mid-sized city located in the state of New York. The city has a population of 57,844 people. In Tonawanda, there are 3,344 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Tonawanda is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Tonawanda has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 74% of the population is classified as married and 68% have kids.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Tonawanda could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New York if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Tonawanda and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Tonawanda to New York and the national average.

      Tonawanda, NY receives 76/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #94 in New York and #3,989 in the USA. Clearly, Tonawanda is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Tonawanda has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), education (B) and housing (B-). Tonawanda does not fare well for the following: crime (F) and weather (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Tonawanda, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Tonawanda gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 175 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Tonawanda can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Tonawanda is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Tonawanda come in at $121,300, which is 57.6% lower than the New York average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Tonawanda, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 53.2% lower than the New York average. Real estate appreciation rates in Tonawanda are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Tonawanda homes comes in at 8.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.5%.

      Tonawanda transportation information

      StatisticTonawandaNew YorkNational
      Average one way commute20min33min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.0%53.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.8%6.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.2%28.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%6.3%2.8%
      Working from home1.8%4.0%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)12354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)23711

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      Source: The Tonawanda, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).