Erie County NY Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Erie County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 928,901
Population in Households 900,514
Population in Familes 693,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,387
Population Density1 891
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $53,141
Average Household Income $75,973
Per Capita Income $32,377


Total Housing Units 428,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251,270 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 137,452 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,222 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $139,524
Average Home Value $177,730


Total Households 388,722
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 229,715
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% 0.15%
Households 0.17% 0.18%
Families -0.02% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.93%


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, 2018 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 Density # 11 84th
Diversity Index # 16 76th
Median Household Income # 34 47th
Per Capita Income # 22 66th

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