Erie County, New York Population 2022

Erie County, New York's estimated population is 915,657 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 9th largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 919,152 and has seen a growth of -0.38% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
183035,7190.00%
184062,46526,74674.88%
1850100,99338,52861.68%
1860141,97140,97840.58%
1870178,69936,72825.87%
1880219,88441,18523.05%
1890322,981103,09746.89%
1900433,686110,70534.28%
1910528,98595,29921.97%
1920634,688105,70319.98%
1930762,408127,72020.12%
1940798,37735,9694.72%
1950899,238100,86112.63%
19601,064,690165,45218.40%
19701,113,49048,8004.58%
19801,015,470-98,020-8.80%
1990968,532-46,938-4.62%
2010919,152-49,380-5.10%
2011919,8436910.08%
2012919,906630.01%
2013920,8699630.10%
2014921,7558860.10%
2015920,644-1,111-0.12%
2016918,678-1,966-0.21%
2017919,0343560.04%
2018919,7176830.07%
2019918,702-1,015-0.11%
2020917,687-1,015-0.11%
2021916,672-1,015-0.11%
2022915,657-1,015-0.11%
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Erie County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White708,35177.09%
Black or African American120,53513.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,4460.48%
Asian34,8733.80%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2720.03%
Some Other Race19,9392.17%
Two or More Races30,4573.31%
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Erie County, New York Population by Race

Erie County, New York Population Pyramid 2022

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Erie County, New York Median Age

40.2


Total

38.5


Male

42


Female

Erie County, New York Adults

There are 732,321 adults, (165,159 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, New York.

Erie County, New York Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

474,133

51.60%

Male

444,740

48.40%

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
Married86.6%13.4%
All64.8%35.2%
Male59.9%40.1%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Female47.8%52.2%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All392,9102.2764.8
Married160,4013.0686.6
Male17,4372.8359.9
Female50,6022.9847.8
Non Family164,4701.2249.3

2.95

Average Family Size

2.27

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 Grade17,2562.66%
9th to 12th Grade34,2855.29%
High School Graduate173,89826.84%
Some College117,41118.12%
Associates Degree77,60711.98%
Bachelors Degree127,83619.73%
Graduate Degree99,70115.39%
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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
Asian19,74815,78910,609
White514,789485,923194,163
2+ Races11,75310,4753,480
Hispanic27,41221,2436,488
Native American3,0462,742639
Other Race11,4778,1802,056
Black75,97364,08113,586
Islander14314311

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.72%.

Erie County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,468$50,840$37,667
Less Than 9th Grade$22,720$26,934$16,657
High School Graduate$32,458$40,319$25,355
Some College$38,758$46,173$33,059
Bachelors Degree$53,663$62,061$45,354
Graduate Degree$65,907$80,556$58,674

$43,468

Average Earnings

$50,840

Average Male

$37,667

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

89.22% of Erie County, New York residents speak only English, while 10.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.59% 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
Islander24714458.30%
Asian32,43810,44832.21%
Hispanic49,60515,28430.81%
Multiple29,4818,83829.98%
Black114,08332,69728.66%
Native4,3551,06024.34%
White674,21457,3708.51%
Other7,339NaN%

13.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.59%

Male Poverty Rate

14.75%

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 58.30% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.25%.

Erie County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.63%
High School13.88%
Some College10.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%

Erie County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.89%
Male Unemployed29.40%
Female Employed6.52%
Female Unemployed35.22%

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$59,464$80,595
Families$80,437$101,011
Married Families$97,401$119,551
Non Families$36,586$49,466
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Income by Household Type

Erie County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

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 Marital Status

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50,200

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,766
First Gulf War7,533
Vietnam18,871
Korea5,132
World War II2,521

Erie County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343,284
35 to 549,387
55 to 648,561
65 to 7414,577
75+14,391

Erie County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White43,2317.42%
Black5,4156.03%
Native American2256.64%
Asian1470.58%
Islander21.12%
Other Race4272.93%
2+ Races7534.81%
Hispanic1,4484.23%

Erie County, New York Veterans by Race

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

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7.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, New York Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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80.66%

Born in Erie County, New York

92.75%

Native Born

7.25%

Foreign Born

3.25%

Non Citizen

4.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.75% of Erie County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 80.66% having been born in New York. 3.25% 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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