Erie County, New York Population 2020

Erie County, New York's estimated population is 921,569 with a growth rate of 0.10% 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
2020921,5699250.10%
2019920,6449250.10%
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%
1990968,532-46,938-4.62%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.10%
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Founded
1821
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Erie County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White716,98777.94%
Black or African American123,47513.42%
Asian31,8003.46%
Two or More Races22,4902.44%
Some Other Race20,2472.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,5580.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3090.03%
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Erie County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Erie County, New York Median Age

40.4


Total

38.4


Male

42.3


Female

Erie County, New York Adults

There are 731,323 adults, (158,532 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, New York.

Erie County, New York Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

474,868

51.62%

Male

444,998

48.38%

Erie County, New York Households and Families

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%
All64.8%35.2%
Male57.3%42.7%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female45.7%54.3%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All387,8472.364.8
Married161,4483.0786.5
Non Family158,9111.2249.6
Female51,4963.0345.7
Male15,9922.8557.3

2.97

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Erie County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,9012.78%
9th to 12th Grade37,5255.83%
High School Graduate178,60027.75%
Some College117,42418.24%
Associates Degree75,62711.75%
Bachelors Degree120,85418.77%
Graduate Degree95,78214.88%
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Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White516,728485,691186,586
Black75,66563,19412,998
Hispanic25,31818,3495,125
Asian17,91813,8579,916
Other Race11,1977,1141,293
Multiple Races7,8366,8052,369
Native American3,0662,591442
Islander1961527

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.34%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,034$48,170$35,509
Less Than High School$21,252$26,244$16,098
High School Grad$31,064$37,649$24,927
Some College$36,483$42,705$31,955
Bachelors Degree$51,824$61,455$41,900
Graduate Degree$63,043$74,746$56,418

$41,034

Average Earnings

$48,170

Average Male

$35,509

Average Female

Erie County, New York Language

Erie County, New York Language by Age

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Erie County, New York Language

89.49% of Erie County, New York residents speak only English, while 10.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.54% of the population.

Erie County, New York Poverty

Erie County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White682,42360,3508.84%
Black117,24837,61132.08%
Hispanic46,73216,70835.75%
Asian29,2879,90733.83%
Other18,6979,10048.67%
Multiple21,4596,89732.14%
Native4,4181,32630.01%
Islander29615552.36%

14.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.17%

Male Poverty Rate

15.82%

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 52.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, New York is White, with 8.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.77%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.28%
High School14.19%
Some College10.92%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.09%
Male Unemployed28.29%
Female Employed7.21%
Male Employed5.30%

Erie County, New York Income

Erie County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,673$75,293
Families$75,121$93,600
Married Families$93,067$110,658
Non Families$33,383$46,300
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Erie County, New York Marital Status

Erie County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

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 Veterans

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53,609

Number of Veterans

50,567

Male Veterans

3,042

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam20,533
First Gulf War7,029
Korea6,140
Second Gulf War6,116
World War II3,429
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7415,848
75+15,088
35 to 5410,458
55 to 649,015
18 to 343,200
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Name Veterans % of Total
White46,8017.96%
Black5,5166.06%
Hispanic1,1493.59%
2 or More5335.11%
Indian2928.28%
Other2701.88%
Asian1680.72%
Hawaiian2912.66%

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

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7.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, New York Employment Status

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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80.55%

Born in New York

92.89%

Native Born

7.11%

Foreign Born

3.43%

Non Citizen

3.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.89% of Erie County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 80.55% 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.

  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