Erie County, New York Population 2019

Erie County, New York's estimated population is 918,794 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County, New York is the 8th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018919,7199250.10%
2017918,7943150.03%
2016918,479-2,064-0.22%
2015920,543-1,251-0.14%
2014921,7949110.10%
2013920,8831,0060.11%
2012919,8771300.01%
2011919,7476040.07%
2010919,143-49,389-5.10%
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%

How Many People Live in Erie County, New York?

918,794

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White721,10178.04%
Black or African American124,10113.43%
Asian31,9353.46%
Two or More Races21,6422.34%
Some Other Race20,3872.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,5330.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2960.03%

Erie County, New York Population Pyramid 2019

Erie County, New York Median Age

40.3


Total

38.3


Male

42.2


Female

Erie County, New York Adults

There are 733,491 adults, (155,817 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, New York.

Erie County, New York Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

476,971

51.62%

Male

447,024

48.38%

Erie County, New York Households and Families

Erie County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Erie County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All65%35%
Male58.2%41.8%
Non Family50%50%
Female45.5%54.5%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All386,3712.3265
Married161,4493.0886.5
Non Family156,7481.2350
Female51,5243.0645.5
Male16,6502.9258.2

2.99

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie County, New York Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,2402.84%
9th to 12th Grade38,7386.03%
High School Graduate179,95127.99%
Some College118,17318.38%
Associates Degree76,41311.89%
Bachelors Degree117,77818.32%
Graduate Degree93,57814.56%

Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White517,335484,467182,237
Black75,21962,65811,970
Hispanic24,39017,7385,115
Asian17,99914,13310,272
Other Race11,0317,1901,469
Multiple Races7,4466,3732,106
Native American3,0132,499393
Islander20215132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,223$46,539$34,068
Less Than High School$20,404$25,186$15,177
High School Grad$30,660$37,037$24,213
Some College$35,937$42,325$31,377
Bachelors Degree$50,220$58,653$40,970
Graduate Degree$61,741$74,213$55,020

$40,223

Average Earnings

$46,539

Average Male

$34,068

Average Female

Erie County, New York Language

Erie County, New York Language by Age

Erie County, New York Language

89.67% of Erie County, New York residents speak only English, while 10.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.60% of the population.

Erie County, New York Poverty

Erie County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White687,03561,1888.91%
Black118,00940,27134.13%
Hispanic45,32316,75336.96%
Asian29,6849,93333.46%
Other18,9229,15448.38%
Multiple20,7476,89633.24%
Native4,4141,36130.83%
Islander28912342.56%

14.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.53%

Male Poverty Rate

16.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, New York is Other, with 48.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, New York is White, with 8.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.52%
High School13.84%
Some College11.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.79%
Male Unemployed28.71%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed5.10%

Erie County, New York Income

Erie County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,006$72,672
Families$72,128$90,316
Married Families$89,823$107,302
Non Families$32,047$44,312

Erie County, New York Marital Status

Erie County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie County, New York Married by Age and Sex

Erie County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Erie County, New York Marital Status by Race

Erie County, New York Veterans

54,934

Number of Veterans

51,483

Male Veterans

3,451

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam20,418
First Gulf War7,319
Korea6,873
Second Gulf War5,972
World War II4,304
Age Group Veterans
75+15,772
65 to 7415,649
35 to 5411,035
55 to 649,260
18 to 343,218

Erie County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White47,8138.10%
Black5,8856.49%
Hispanic1,0123.26%
2 or More3943.86%
Indian3139.17%
Other3082.14%
Asian1960.82%
Hawaiian2510.96%

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

7.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, New York Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, New York 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

80.79%

Born in New York

93.16%

Native Born

6.84%

Foreign Born

3.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.16% of Erie County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 80.79% having been born in New York. 3.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Erie County, New York

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Buffalo261433256902-4531-1.73%
Lackawanna1815117868-283-1.56%
Depew1543615190-246-1.59%
Kenmore1550215143-359-2.32%
Tonawanda1516614858-308-2.03%
Lancaster1029710165-132-1.28%
Hamburg942295901681.78%
East Aurora6194619840.06%
Williamsville53145236-78-1.47%
Springville42944318240.56%
Sloan36553573-82-2.24%
Orchard Park32223165-57-1.77%
Akron28902854-36-1.25%
Gowanda 27242633-91-3.34%
Blasdell25832621381.47%
Alden26052573-32-1.23%
Angola21362113-23-1.08%
North Collins12271214-13-1.06%
Farnham383369-14-3.66%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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