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Erie County, New York (NY)


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County population in 2012: 919,086 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 950,265 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 161,836
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 86,463
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 248,780
Renter-occupied apartments: 134,865 (it was 132,093 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

47%

Land area: 1044 sq. mi.
Water area: 182.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 879 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Erie County: 102.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (24.2%), Educational,health and social services (16.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Erie County, New York:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years

Males: 442,971  (49.4%)
Females: 476,069  (50.6%)

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Erie County,NY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Erie County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,832 ($38,567 in 1999)
This county:

$46832
New York:

$54659

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $674)
This county:

$525
State:

$877


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $119,900 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Erie County:

$119,900
New York:

$306,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,600 - $182,500

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,727
Here:

$152,727
State:

$343,827

Townhouses or other attached units: $153,710
Here:

$153,710
State:

$484,742

In 2-unit structures: $87,922
Here:

$87,922
State:

$460,134

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $226,964
Here:

$226,964
State:

$569,159

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $338,876
Here:

$338,876
State:

$676,553

Mobile homes: $64,647
Here:

$64,647
State:

$40,766
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,267
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $501

Institutionalized population: 12,145

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Erie County, NY map from a distance

Health of residents in Erie County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
71.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,423 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,432 (2.4%)


Erie County household income distribution in 2009 Erie County home values distribution


Erie County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.9%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.9%
Erie County:

13.9%
New York:

14.2%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Erie County is $488 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $725 a month.

Cities in this county include: Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, Hamburg, West Seneca, Lancaster, Orchard Park, Clarence, Lackawanna.

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Alden town9875 - 92421 - 28
Amherst town7171.51.2 - 1.898 - 9
Aurora town3332321 - 245149 - 53
Boston town1322421 - 275249 - 55
Brant town131913 - 264536 - 55
Buffalo city5650.50.4 - 0.732 - 4
Cattaraugus Reservation1156 - 334624 - 69
Cheektowaga town4090.30.2 - 0.532 - 4
Clarence town2451614 - 173634 - 39
Colden town43118 - 153933 - 45
Collins town323025 - 376154 - 67
Concord town813329 - 376560 - 69
Eden town1291816 - 214845 - 52
Elma town2681816 - 204543 - 47
Evans town1071210 - 153733 - 41
Grand Island town670.20.1 - 0.542 - 5
Hamburg town59955 - 62322 - 25
Holland town3485 - 133630 - 43
Lackawanna city471.00.4 - 1.964 - 9
Lancaster town1550.90.5 - 1.476 - 9
Marilla town2604644 - 497270 - 74
Newstead town8042 - 62521 - 28
North Collins town20128 - 184032 - 49
Orchard Park town41287 - 93028 - 32
Sardinia town174233 - 527162 - 79
Tonawanda city510.10.1 - 0.31.70.9 - 3.2
Tonawanda Reservation082 - 21289 - 53
Tonawanda town4980.10.1 - 0.11.51.2 - 1.8
Wales town422318 - 285246 - 58
West Seneca town2391.51.1 - 2.0109 - 12
Erie county56943 12 

2005 air pollution in Erie County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.019 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.111 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.090 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.006 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.erie.gov

Click to draw/clear Erie County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Erie County: Gowanda Country Club (A), Buffalo Launch Club (B), Buffalo Country Club (C), Scott Corners (D), Johnstons Corners (E), Grand Island Range Lights (F), Shepards Corners (G), Bray Farms (H), Whites Corners (I), Westwood Country Club (J), Alden Station (K), Wanakah Country Club (L), River Port Inn Marina (M), East River Marina (N), Beaver Island State Park Marina (O), Toad Hollow Camp (P), Mary Glen Camp (Q), Erie County Fairgrounds (R), Saint Ignatius Retreat Home (S), Williamsville Toll Plaza (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northtown Plaza Shopping Center (1), McKinley Mall (2), Boulevard Mall Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Erie County include: Cattaraugus Long House Church (A), Saint Augustines Church (B), Saint Columbans Retreat House (C), Saint Gabriels Church (D), Saint George Church (E), Saint John Marons Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Holy Communion Episcopal Church (H), Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: John Wolf Cemetery (1), Halter Cemetery (2), Saint Augustines Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5), Saint Michaels Cemetery (6), Saint Paul Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Jerome (A), Orchard Park Reservoir (B), Clear Lake (C), Cedar Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gun Creek (A), Graff Brook (B), Got Creek (C), Stony Bottom Creek (D), Burnt Ship Creek (E), Stony Brook (F), Woods Creek (G), Pike Creek (H), Pipe Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Erie County include: Wendt Beach Park (1), Royal Playground (2), Orchard Acres Park (3), Garnett Playground (4), Lancaster Rural Memorial Park (5), Lake Shore Park (6), Fireman Park (7), Evangola State Park (8), Emery Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cattaraugus County , Chautauqua County , Genesee County , Niagara County , Wyoming County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 63,289
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 42,886 (58% naturalized citizens)

Erie County:

4.5%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.1%

Erie County marital status for males
Erie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Erie County with a mortgage: 132,554 (10,096 second mortgage, 24,174 home equity loan, 497 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 68,906

Here:

65.8% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Here74.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 706,830
Total congregations: 570

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents544,252 (77.0%)20,000 (2.8%)18,768 (2.7%)18,638 (2.6%)14,476 (2.0%)
Congregations149 (26.1%)16 (2.8%)38 (6.7%)49 (8.6%)9 (1.6%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents12,641 (1.8%)11,720 (1.7%)10,969 (1.6%)10,071 (1.4%)45,295 (6.4%)
Congregations39 (6.8%)39 (6.8%)32 (5.6%)24 (4.2%)175 (30.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Erie County - Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, Hamburg

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
This county:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Erie County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Erie County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Erie County:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Erie County:

13.4%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Erie County:

Average size of farms: 125 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,654
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $494.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,494
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,783
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 48.95%
Corn for grain: 6416 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1997 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2148 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,331 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,257 acres

Tornado activity:

Erie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/19/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erie County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 9.5 miles away from Erie County center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Erie County (%):





Erie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 341,098 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 40,725 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15,306 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 89 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,238 (0%)
  • Railroad: 67 (0%)
  • Taxi: 523 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 205 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 918 (0%)
  • Walked: 11,269 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,423 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 8,948 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Erie County, New York in 2000:

People in group quarters in Erie County, New York in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,715.

2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.75%
New York average:

5.41%


0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.18%
New York average:

0.24%

1.38% relocated from other counties in New York ($16,763 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($19,699 average AGI)
Erie County:

1.18%
New York average:

1.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Niagara County, NY  0.48% ($37,162 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($35,945)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($27,241)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.09% ($27,775)
from Wyoming County, NY  0.06% ($30,330)
from Genesee County, NY  0.05% ($30,105)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.05% ($34,295)


3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
New York average:

6.26%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%

1.42% relocated to other counties in New York ($13,764 average AGI)
2.27% relocated to other states ($26,730 average AGI)
Erie County:

2.27%
New York average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Niagara County, NY  0.52% ($38,108 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($34,817)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($30,478)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.09% ($31,512)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.07% ($33,623)
to Wyoming County, NY  0.06% ($31,351)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.06% ($57,495)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Erie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Erie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Erie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 167,356 (142,541 aged, 24,815 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14142.31
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 478.790
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36133.66

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1071.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1077.890
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.74

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 62.71
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86.17

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.53
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 4836.531

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 42.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.9
  • Other - 12.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 69.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.3
  • Suffocation - 25.2
  • Poisoning - 7.6
  • Other - 6.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 890,653

Size of family households: 103,220 2-persons, 54,078 3-persons, 43,976 4-persons, 19,061 5-persons, 6,296 6-persons, 3,378 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 126,568 1-person, 22,070 2-persons, 2,866 3-persons, 1,167 4-persons, 292 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 75 7-or-more-persons.

91.0% of residents of Erie County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,463,738,000 ($6903 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $337,042,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,575,527,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,275,016,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $32,488,000
Federal grants: $1,688,790,000
Federal procurement contracts: $345,432,000 ($233,152,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $546,486,000 ($58,826,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $293,208,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $317,756,000
Federal Government insurance: $403,125,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 56,198
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 52,733
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6,895
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -28,714
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Erie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 177.74 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.6

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 67
  • 2 rooms: 586
  • 3 rooms: 3,760
  • 4 rooms: 13,786
  • 5 rooms: 47,343
  • 6 rooms: 70,108
  • 7 rooms: 50,477
  • 8 rooms: 32,423
  • 9+ rooms: 30,230
  • 1 room: 3,624
  • 2 rooms: 8,387
  • 3 rooms: 21,389
  • 4 rooms: 33,771
  • 5 rooms: 30,145
  • 6 rooms: 21,816
  • 7 rooms: 7,771
  • 8 rooms: 2,879
  • 9+ rooms: 2,311
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 132
  • 1 bedroom: 4,436
  • 2 bedrooms: 39,825
  • 3 bedrooms: 135,662
  • 4 bedrooms: 56,830
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11,895
  • no bedroom: 4,676
  • 1 bedroom: 31,639
  • 2 bedrooms: 55,068
  • 3 bedrooms: 34,008
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,137
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,565
Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 15,114
  • 1 vehicle: 85,334
  • 2 vehicles: 110,508
  • 3 vehicles: 28,806
  • 4 vehicles: 7,076
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,942
  • no vehicle: 42,335
  • 1 vehicle: 61,651
  • 2 vehicles: 23,856
  • 3 vehicles: 3,355
  • 4 vehicles: 519
  • 5+ vehicles: 377

64% of Erie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in New York.

Erie County:

63.9%
State average:

64.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Erie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (93.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Electricity (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (83.2%)
  • Electricity (12.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17,733
Here:

16.0%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,599
Here:

12.4%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16,024
Here:

32.2%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Erie County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Erie County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Erie County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Erie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Erie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Erie County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 237 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,241$114,2034,151$139,3708,062$133,5721,007$33,74253$1,805,887482$88,09570$50,386
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED157$112,217252$149,3691,015$137,274147$37,6265$1,272,40068$89,77916$38,313
APPLICATIONS DENIED416$102,221388$112,8173,305$125,6421,344$22,4689$125,556296$64,73060$38,167
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN222$115,586207$160,3142,233$131,01893$75,5483$6,988,33381$91,0375$41,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS73$103,38475$159,333765$128,35962$60,4350$032$86,8752$47,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 202 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED996$154,548484$166,1384$83,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED188$162,867120$171,1929$66,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED184$147,446121$152,5796$134,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN68$125,16230$132,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$143,2008$136,3755$56,800
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Erie County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10,67674.0 years
Mary10,43280.0 years
Joseph7,87074.5 years
William6,70374.1 years
Edward5,38674.1 years
Helen5,35079.7 years
Robert4,87670.0 years
James4,73770.7 years
Frank4,71175.9 years
Charles4,30074.7 years
Most common last names in Erie County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,56574.9 years
Miller1,53175.9 years
Brown1,22773.3 years
Johnson1,17872.9 years
Williams1,15972.6 years
Jones96072.5 years
Wilson68374.8 years
Davis66873.1 years
Thomas57774.2 years
Clark57074.8 years
Businesses in Erie County, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Jones New York15
ALDO1Journeys3
AMF Bowling3Just Tires10
AT&T29KFC8
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kmart4
Abercrombie Kids2Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware3Kohl's4
Aeropostale5Kroger1
American Eagle Outfitters6La Quinta1
Ann Taylor4La-Z-Boy6
Apple Store1Lane Bryant2
Applebee's6Lane Furniture13
Arby's11LensCrafters4
Ashley Furniture2Little Caesars Pizza4
AutoZone10Lowe's4
Avenue2Macy's4
BMW1Marriott5
Bakers1Marshalls4
Banana Republic2MasterBrand Cabinets19
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works7McDonald's38
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse4
Bed Bath & Beyond3Microtel3
Best Western3Motel 62
Blockbuster10Motherhood Maternity5
Brooks Brothers1New Balance9
Brookstone2New York & Co5
Budget Car Rental5Nike58
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot4
Burger King24OfficeMax6
CVS14Old Country Buffet2
Cache1Old Navy2
Carson Pirie Scott4Olive Garden4
Casual Male XL2Outback1
Catherines2Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe2Pac Sun3
Chico's2Panera Bread7
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's2Payless14
Clarion1Penske8
Clarks1PetSmart4
Cold Stone Creamery11Pier 1 Imports4
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut8
Comfort Inn3Quality2
Comfort Suites2Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack16
Cricket Wireless50Ramada1
Curves8Raymour & Flanigan2
DHL5Red Lobster3
Dairy Queen17Red Robin2
Days Hotel1Red Roof Inn2
Days Inn1Rite Aid57
Deb3Rodeway Inn1
Decora Cabinetry2Ruby Tuesday2
Dennys9Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes2
DressBarn3Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts22Sears9
Econo Lodge2Sephora5
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn1
Express4Spencer Gifts4
Famous Footwear6Sprint Nextel10
Fashion Bug7Starbucks13
FedEx104Subway61
Finish Line2Super 83
Firestone Complete Auto Care6T-Mobile36
Foot Locker4T.G.I. Driday's5
Forever 211T.J.Maxx3
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell5
GNC32Talbots2
GameStop15Target5
Gap4The Athlete's Foot2
Goodwill8The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree2The Limited1
H&M1The Room Place2
H&R Block32Tim Hortons95
Haworth1Toys"R"Us5
Hobby Lobby1True Value9
Holiday Inn9U-Haul24
Hollister Co.3UPS116
Home Depot5Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic3Value City Furniture2
Houlihan's1Vans7
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless14
IHOP2Victoria's Secret4
J. Jill1Walgreens19
J.Crew1Walmart5
JCPenney4Wendy's14
Jimmy John's2Wet Seal2
JoS. A. Bank3World Gym3
Johnny Rockets1YMCA7
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