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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
North Tonawanda is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 30,752. North Tonawanda is in Niagara County. Living in North Tonawanda offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Tonawanda there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in North Tonawanda and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in North Tonawanda are above average.
About North Tonawanda...
Population
30,752

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,111.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in North Tonawanda

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,002
National
$55,322

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Great community! Canal side is a great place to have a walk, and during Canal Fest, there’s great food, music, and games. There’s several parks spread out among NT. There are restaurants and plazas which are in a central area. Very fun place to explore.
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North Tonawanda is a nice town to raise a family in. There are great programs for children. It isn't culturally diverse and there is minimal economic diversity, but there are good people here. The schools are decent. They aren't the best but they are exceptionally better than my personal experience in city schools.

The local library and youth center are staples of the community. The nightlife is growing and Buffalo is close. North Tonawanda seems to be growing as Buffalo is, with new businesses coming in and more opportunities.
The community is cold to people that did not grow up there. My wife has been treated like an outsider since we bought our house. I moved from one town over and feel the same way. The politicians in the town don’t care about the people that live there and only care about getting re-elected. As soon as the election is over the don’t communicate with the community unless they have to. We will eventually move when we can afford to.