Erie County NY Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Erie County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 919,613
Population in Households 891,043
Population in Familes 683,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,570
Population Density1 882
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 387,544
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 229,955
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 425,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245,443 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 142,101 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37,788 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $131,426
Average Home Value $160,073


Median Household Income $49,824
Average Household Income $69,404
Per Capita Income $29,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.07%
Households 0.18% 0.18%
Families 0.0% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Erie County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erie County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 89th
Population Density1 # 11 84th
Diversity Index2 # 16 76th
Median Household Income # 37 42nd
Per Capita Income # 22 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.