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Encyclopedia > North Tonawanda, New York
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North Tonawanda is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 33,262 at the 2000 census. The city is named after the creek that once flowed past it. Tonawanda in native American tongue means "Swift Running Water". Tonawanda creek, which flows into the Niagara River, once had large stretches of rapids (see Rapids, New York)until it was tamed with the construction of the Erie Canal. The city also calls itself "The Lumber City," due to its past primary industry. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1420x1068, 44 KB) Location of the municipality in Niagara County, New York. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1420x1068, 44 KB) Location of the municipality in Niagara County, New York. ... Chicago from the air. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Rapids is a hamlet (also a census-designated place) located in the Town of Lockport in Niagara County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 1,356. ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The City of North Tonawanda was incorporated in 1897. It is on the north side of Erie Canal, opposite the Erie County, New York communities of the City of Tonawanda and the Town of Tonawanda. North Tonawanda is the birthplace of the Herschell-Spillman Company, one of the leading manufacturers of carousels in America and is the home of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. It is also the place that Randolph Wulitzer first developed and manufactured the Wurlitzer Organ and later the Wurlitzer Jukebox. 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Tonawanda is a city located in Erie County, New York in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,136. ... Tonawanda is a town located in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 78,155. ... The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to simply as Wurlitzer, is an American company, formerly a producer of Stringed instruments, Woodwind, Brass instruments, theatre organs, band organs (orchestrions) and jukeboxes. ...

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Geography

North Tonawanda is located at 43°2′28″N, 78°52′8″W (43.041006, -78.868920)GR1.


The western edge of the city is defined by the Niagara River. Tonawanda Island, separated from the mainland by the Little River (Part of the East Branch of the Niagara River), is part of the city. View from near Horseshoe Falls looking across the Niagara River toward Rainbow Bridge in winter Niagara Glen features many treacherous rapids downstream of Niagara Falls The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 33,262 people, 13,671 households, and 8,981 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,271.5/km² (3,293.2/mi²). There were 14,425 housing units at an average density of 551.4/km² (1,428.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.29% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The city boasts a large Polish-American community along with German-American, Italian-American and Austro-Hungarian communities.


There were 13,671 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,154, and the median income for a family was $50,219. Males had a median income of $36,551 versus $25,129 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,264. 7.2% of the population and 5.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.1% are under the age of 18 and 6.1% are 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Famous Residents

  • Jim Hurtubise, NASCAR and USAC driver
  • Stan Rojek, major league baseball player
  • Rep Henry P Smith III, US Representative

Jim Hurtubise was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The United States Automobile Club (USAC) was the primary sanctioning body for open-wheel motor racing in the United States from the mid-1950s until the late 1970s. ...

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Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Municipalities and Communities of Niagara County, New York
(County Seat: Lockport)
Cities Lockport | Niagara Falls | North Tonawanda
Towns Cambria | Hartland | Lewiston | Lockport | Newfane | Niagara | Pendleton | Porter | Royalton | Somerset | Wilson | Wheatfield
Villages Lewiston | Middleport | Wilson | Youngstown
CDPs Gasport | Olcott | Ransomville | Rapids | South Lockport
Reservations Tonawanda Reservation | Tuscarora Reservation

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North Tonawanda, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (569 words)
Tonawanda creek, which flows into the Niagara River, once had large stretches of rapids (see Rapids, New York)until it was tamed with the construction of the Erie Canal.
It is on the north side of Erie Canal, opposite the Erie County, New York communities of the City of Tonawanda and the Town of Tonawanda.
North Tonawanda is the birthplace of the Herschell-Spillman Company, one of the leading manufacturers of carousels in America and is the home of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.
Tonawanda (city), New York: Information from Answers.com (1059 words)
The City of Tonawanda is at the northern edge of Erie County, across the Erie Canal from Niagara County.
Tonawanda incorporated as a village in mid century and as a city in 1904.
Tonawanda borders the Town of Tonawanda to the south and east and the City of North Tonawanda in Niagara County to the north.
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