Erie County NY Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Erie County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 927,172
Daytime Population: Workers 474,190
Daytime Population: Residents 478,918
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 953,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 898,856
Population in Familes 687,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,316
Population Density2 889
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $51,858
Average Household Income $73,065
Per Capita Income $31,167


Total Housing Units 426,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246,313 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 141,787 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,512 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $136,491
Average Home Value $167,525


Total Households 388,100
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 229,602
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.12% 0.15%
Households 0.18% 0.18%
Families -0.02% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


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, 2017 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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