Erie County, New York Population 2018

Erie County, New York's estimated population is 925,528 with a growth rate of 0.37% 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
2017925,5283,3990.37%
2016922,129-987-0.11%
2016923,116-1,006-0.11%
2015924,122-327-0.04%
2014924,4491,6910.18%
2013922,7581,8230.20%
2012920,9356230.07%
2011920,3121,0880.12%
2010919,224-49,308-5.09%
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, New York Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White722,667
Black or African American123,382
Asian30,607
Two or More Races20,558
Some Other Race20,270
American Indian and Alaska Native4,353
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander292

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Erie County, New York Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Erie County, New York Median Age

40.4


Total

38.3


Male

42.3


Female

Erie County, New York Adults

There are 731,248 adults, (152,151 of which are seniors) in Erie County, New York.

Erie County, New York Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

475,870

51.61%

Male

446,259

48.39%

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
Married86.9%13.1%
All65.3%34.7%
Male59.9%40.1%
Non Family50%50%
Female45.8%54.2%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie County, New York Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All382,8222.3465.3
Married159,9573.0986.9
Non Family154,2381.2350
Female51,8043.0845.8
Male16,8232.9659.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie County, New York Households

Erie County, New York Education

Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,6732.93%
9th to 12th Grade39,7376.23%
High School Graduate180,11928.24%
Some College118,40018.56%
Associates Degree75,50411.84%
Bachelors Degree113,51117.80%
Graduate Degree91,85614.40%

Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White515,213480,780177,888
Black74,16661,49211,568
Hispanic23,51617,1134,684
Asian16,87813,2349,485
Other Race10,8386,9121,265
Multiple Races7,3356,2731,942
Native American2,8302,244414
Islander19913720

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.20%.

Erie County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,089$45,529$32,469
Less Than High School$19,108$24,100$14,255
High School Grad$30,340$36,390$24,107
Some College$35,402$42,085$30,738
Bachelors Degree$48,734$56,680$40,320
Graduate Degree$60,911$74,169$53,816

$39,089

Average Earnings

$45,529

Average Male

$32,469

Average Female

Erie County, New York Language

Erie County, New York Language by Age

Erie County, New York Language

89.87% of Erie County, New York residents speak only English, while 10.13% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 3.66% of the population.

Erie County, New York Poverty

Erie County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White688,99060,5768.79%
Black117,50641,01334.90%
Hispanic44,32616,43437.08%
Asian28,1039,29133.06%
Other18,9698,99047.39%
Multiple19,7916,21331.39%
Native4,2321,28330.32%
Islander28611138.81%

14.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.41%

Male Poverty Rate

15.98%

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 47.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, New York is White, with 8.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.45%.

Erie County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.29%
High School13.10%
Some College11.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.68%

Erie County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.40%
Male Unemployed26.79%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed4.97%

Erie County, New York Income

Erie County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,744$70,408
Families$70,078$87,267
Married Families$87,169$103,848
Non Families$31,068$42,978

Erie County, New York Marital Status

Erie County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Erie County, New York Marital Status by Race

Erie County, New York Veterans

Erie County, New York Veterans by War

57,709

Number of Veterans

54,157

Male Veterans

3,552

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam20,473
First Gulf War7,513
Korea7,405
Second Gulf War6,198
World War II5,036

Erie County, New York Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+16,567
65 to 7415,521
35 to 5411,579
55 to 6410,306
18 to 343,736

Erie County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White49,9928.47%
Black6,3507.05%
Hispanic1,0163.38%
2 or More4714.68%
Other3762.68%
Indian33810.70%
Asian1580.70%
Hawaiian2411.16%

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

7.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, New York Employment Status

Erie County, New York Employment by Age

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, New York Employment by Race

Erie County, New York Employment by Education

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%
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