Erie County Population 2017

Erie County's estimated population is 921,046 with a growth rate of -0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County is the 8th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016921,046-1,911-0.21%
2015922,957-745-0.08%
2014923,7021,5520.17%
2013922,1501,3580.15%
2012920,7927040.08%
2011920,0888680.09%
2010919,220-49,312-5.09%
1990968,532-46,940-4.62%
19801,015,472-98,019-8.80%
19701,113,49148,8034.58%
19601,064,688165,45018.40%
1950899,238100,86112.63%
1940798,37735,9694.72%
1930762,408127,72020.12%
1920634,688105,70319.98%
1910528,98595,29921.97%
1900433,686110,70534.28%
1890322,981103,09746.89%
1880219,88441,18523.05%
1870178,69936,72825.87%
1860141,97140,97840.58%
1850100,99338,52861.68%
184062,46526,74674.88%
183035,7190.00%

Erie County Population Growth

Population Data via

Erie County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White738,28380.16%
Black or African American128,20113.92%
Asian31,8413.46%
Two or More Races17,5611.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,6400.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4310.05%

Erie County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Erie County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Buffalo261433256902-4531-1.73%
Depew1543615190-246-1.59%
Tonawanda1516614858-308-2.03%
Lancaster1029710165-132-1.28%
Hamburg942295901681.78%
East Aurora6194619840.06%
Springville42944318240.56%
Orchard Park32223165-57-1.77%
Akron28902854-36-1.25%
Alden26052573-32-1.23%
Angola21362113-23-1.08%
North Collins12271214-13-1.06%
Farnham383369-14-3.66%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990