Erie County, New York Population 2021

Erie County, New York's estimated population is 916,672 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County, New York is the null largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 919,152 and has seen a growth of -0.27% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021916,672-1,015-0.11%
2020917,687-1,015-0.11%
2019918,702-1,015-0.11%
2018919,7176830.07%
2017919,0343560.04%
2016918,678-1,966-0.21%
2015920,644-1,111-0.12%
2014921,7558860.10%
2013920,8699630.10%
2012919,906630.01%
2011919,8436910.08%
2010919,152-49,380-5.10%
1990968,532-46,938-4.62%
19801,015,470-98,020-8.80%
19701,113,49048,8004.58%
19601,064,690165,45218.40%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.11%
County Website
Founded
1821
County Seat
2010 Population
919,152
Growth Since 2010
-0.27%
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Erie County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White715,40977.82%
Black or African American123,74213.46%
Asian32,7933.57%
Two or More Races22,1392.41%
Some Other Race20,3492.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,6340.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2890.03%
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Erie County, New York Population By Race

Erie County, New York Population Pyramid 2021

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Erie County, New York Median Age

40.3


Total

38.3


Male

42.1


Female

Erie County, New York Adults

There are 731,783 adults, (161,744 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, New York.

Erie County, New York Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, New York Sex Ratio

Mujer

474,530

51.62%

Masculino

444,825

48.38%

Erie County, New York Population by Age

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

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Erie County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All64.6%35.4%
Masculino58.3%41.7%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Mujer45.5%54.5%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All389,5852.2964.6
Married162,1533.0686.5
Non Family160,4801.2249.1
Mujer50,8043.0145.5
Masculino16,1482.8358.3

2.96

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Erie County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,2392.67%
9th to 12th Grade35,6895.52%
High School Graduate178,20227.59%
Some College116,19017.99%
Associates Degree76,73011.88%
Bachelors Degree125,39819.41%
Graduate Degree96,53314.94%
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Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White516,564487,412190,311
Black76,46964,19013,551
Hispanic26,36219,4855,576
Asian18,57714,83410,388
Other Race11,4237,3741,564
2+ Races7,7936,7252,522
Native American3,1222,655528
Islander1761675

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.92%.

Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$42,611$50,077$36,796
Less Than 9th Grade$22,494$27,625$16,896
High School Graduate$31,779$39,095$25,235
Some College$37,770$44,658$32,418
Bachelors Degree$53,103$62,647$44,037
Graduate Degree$64,190$76,870$57,231

$42,611

Average Earnings

$50,077

Average Male

$36,796

Average Female

Erie County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erie County, New York Language by Age

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Erie County, New York Language

89.27% of Erie County, New York residents speak only English, while 10.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.60% of the population.

Erie County, New York Language

Erie County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White679,71858,3898.59%
Black117,42736,74231.29%
Hispanic47,83616,26534.00%
Asian30,41610,18833.50%
Other18,7868,46045.03%
Multiple21,2386,57030.94%
Native4,5021,29928.85%
Islander27615255.07%

14.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.91%

Male Poverty Rate

15.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, New York is Islander, with 55.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, New York is White, with 8.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.68%.

Erie County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.61%
High School14.00%
Some College10.53%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%

Erie County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.81%
Male Unemployed29.21%
Female Employed6.82%
Male Employed4.90%

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

Erie County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,121$78,009
Families$78,166$97,268
Married Families$95,815$115,230
Non Families$34,715$47,809
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Income by Household Type

Erie County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Erie County, New York Marital Status

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52,004

Number of Veterans

48,811

Male Veterans

3,193

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam20,042
First Gulf War7,384
Second Gulf War6,908
Korea5,541
World War II2,700

Erie County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7415,541
75+14,694
35 to 549,908
55 to 648,574
18 to 343,287

Erie County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White45,4997.75%
Black5,1825.66%
Hispanic1,2633.81%
2+ Races4924.78%
Other Race3732.57%
Native American2567.19%
Asian2000.83%
Islander20.91%

Erie County, New York Veterans by Race

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

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7.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, New York Employment by Age

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Erie County, New York Employment by Race

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Erie County, New York Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.65%

Born in Erie County, New York

92.84%

Native Born

7.16%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

3.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.84% of Erie County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 80.65% having been born in New York. 3.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Erie County, New York Place of Birth

  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

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