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Erie County, New York (NY)

County population in 2017: 925,528 (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: 886 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Erie County: 101.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Erie County, NY (2017)
    • 697,02673.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 117,86412.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 50,6435.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 33,8083.6%Asian alone
    • 20,6192.2%Two or more races
    • 4,6620.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6720.07%Some other race alone
    • 2340.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.3 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Males: 448,284  (48.4%)
Females: 477,244  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Erie County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,604 ($38,567 in 1999)
This county:

$55,604
New York:

$64,894

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $674 (lower quartile is $512, upper quartile is $869)
This county:

$674
State:

$1116


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,300 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Erie:

$153,300
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,000 - $230,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $194,147
Here:

$194,147
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,607
Here:

$216,607
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $152,609
Here:

$152,609
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $180,881
Here:

$180,881
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,341
Here:

$266,341
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $48,068
Here:

$48,068
State:

$74,535

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,250
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $509

Institutionalized population: 12,145

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 111
  • Burglaries: 218
  • Thefts: 648
  • Auto thefts: 21

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 122
  • Burglaries: 193
  • Thefts: 770
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Health of residents in Erie County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1276 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 1998: 1364 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1999: 1589 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2000: 1446 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2001: 1593 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2002: 2017 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2003: 1876 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2004: 1413 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2005: 1304 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2006: 969 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2007: 1067 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2008: 780 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2009: 762 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2010: 824 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2011: 643 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2012: 718 buildings, average cost: $235,200
  • 2013: 813 buildings, average cost: $256,400
  • 2014: 899 buildings, average cost: $260,400
  • 2015: 821 buildings, average cost: $264,000
  • 2016: 776 buildings, average cost: $273,900
  • 2017: 777 buildings, average cost: $297,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Erie, NY residents
Average permit cost in Erie, NY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,063 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,398 (2.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Erie, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Erie, NY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Erie, NY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
Erie County:

14.6%
New York:

14.1%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.5% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.2% for American Indian residents, 40.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.6% for other race residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.3 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 32.7 years old, American Indian residents: 40.5 years old, Asian residents: 28.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 28.1 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, West Seneca, Clarence, Lackawanna, Grand Island, Evans, Depew, Kenmore.

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 

2018 air pollution in Erie County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.255 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cheshire County, New Hampshire , Clay County, South Dakota , Kossuth County, Iowa , Lyon County, Iowa , Wyoming County , Yates County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
New York:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Erie, NY
County total employment by year in Erie, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Erie, NY

Current college students: 63,289
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 65,365 (53.3% naturalized citizens)

Erie County:

7.1%
Whole state:

22.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 24,5802010 or later
  • 13,5082000 to 2009
  • 7,4751990 to 1999
  • 5,9261980 to 1989
  • 5,0201970 to 1979
  • 17,584Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 252,267
  • One, attached: 11,707
  • Two: 80,581
  • 3 or 4: 23,980
  • 5 to 9: 19,414
  • 10 to 19: 9,777
  • 20 to 49: 7,282
  • 50 or more: 16,934
  • Mobile homes: 6,623

Housing units in Erie County with a mortgage: 152,310 (1,850 second mortgage, 18,856 home equity loan, 629 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 95,683

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

60.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Erie County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic352,894111
Mainline Protestant62,675212
Evangelical Protestant49,435209
Other34,07679
Black Protestant24,19269
Orthodox4,1039
None391,665-
Erie County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
This county:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Erie County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 740
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Erie County:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Earthquake activity:

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

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.3 miles away from Erie County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 236.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from Erie County center
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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: November 17, 2014 to November 27, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4204: December 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4204, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 08, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1857: September 01, 2009, FEMA Id: 1857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 12, 2006 to October 25, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1665: October 24, 2006, FEMA Id: 1665, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: October 12, 2006 to October 25, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3268: October 15, 2006, FEMA Id: 3268, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2004 to June 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1534: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1534, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 24, 2001 to December 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1404: March 01, 2002, FEMA Id: 1404, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 24, 2001 to December 29, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3170: December 31, 2001, FEMA Id: 3170, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Erie

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 403,028 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 34,363 (7.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16,523 (3.4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 373 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 547 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 225 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 27 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,912 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1,966 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 11,070 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 13,799 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Burma (4%)
  • Iraq (4%)
  • Yemen (3%)
  • Italy (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Erie County


  • Polish (13%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 8,925 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 8,763 people in nursing homes
  • 4,006 people in state prisons
  • 2,266 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,461 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,114 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 873 people in religious group quarters
  • 620 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 470 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 445 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 356 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 303 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 261 people in other group homes
  • 260 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 231 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 175 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 141 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 130 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 84 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 63 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 48 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 39 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 30 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 24 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 4 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in institutions for the deaf

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

  • 11,674 people in college/university student housing
  • 6,030 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,630 people in state prisons
  • 2,375 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,705 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,135 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 548 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 454 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 254 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 214 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 131 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 56 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 42 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 36 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 23 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,324.

2.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
New York average:

4.90%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($562 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.05%

1.38% relocated from other counties in New York ($23,094 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($27,498 average AGI)
Erie County:

1.22%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Niagara County, NY  0.49% ($44,193 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($47,461)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.09% ($38,296)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.09% ($40,437)
from Genesee County, NY  0.05% ($37,842)
from Kings County, NY  0.05% ($38,227)
from Wyoming County, NY  0.05% ($43,106)


3.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
New York average:

5.85%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($739 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%

1.31% relocated to other counties in New York ($18,800 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($37,759 average AGI)
Erie County:

1.85%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Niagara County, NY  0.51% ($45,440 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($50,925)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.09% ($38,526)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.07% ($41,641)
to Wyoming County, NY  0.05% ($40,795)
to Genesee County, NY  0.05% ($42,936)
to Kings County, NY  0.04% ($32,360)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

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 from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

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 from 2007 to 2013: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Erie County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Erie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Erie County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Erie County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Erie County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Erie County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Erie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 168,413 (139,184 aged, 29,229 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 16,024 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Erie County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (12,749)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (11,664)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10,378)
  • Unspecified dementia (7,482)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (5,918)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (5,145)
  • Congestive heart failure (3,914)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (3,224)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (3,105)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,878)

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: 14,142
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 479
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,134

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,072
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,078
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 4,837

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: 925,528
  • In family households: 706,298 (112,125 male householders, 119,012 female householders)
    161,641 spouses, 257,763 children (246,211 natural, 4,664 adopted, 6,888 stepchildren), 12,991 grandchildren, 7,876 brothers or sisters, 8,348 parents, 10,180 other relatives, 16,362 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 190,534 (71,445 male householders (55,833 living alone)), 83,814 female householders (73,095 living alone)), 35,275 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 28,696

Size of family households: 105,765 2-persons, 53,877 3-persons, 44,994 4-persons, 17,519 5-persons, 5,630 6-persons, 3,352 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 128,928 1-person, 21,408 2-persons, 3,192 3-persons, 1,425 4-persons, 306 5-persons.

112,146 married couples with children.
59,751 single-parent households (10,114 men, 49,637 women).

89.0% of residents of Erie speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,463,738,000 ($6,903 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:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

3.8

Year house built in Erie County, New York
  • Year house built in Erie County, New York
  • 7,2152014 or later
  • 5,6852010 to 2013
  • 20,0762000 to 2009
  • 29,0311990 to 1999
  • 27,0821980 to 1989
  • 42,4651970 to 1979
  • 46,5971960 to 1969
  • 74,8571950 to 1959
  • 46,3071940 to 1949
  • 129,2501939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Erie County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Erie County, New York
  • 7281 room
  • 4442 rooms
  • 1,9023 rooms
  • 13,2514 rooms
  • 41,0235 rooms
  • 60,3126 rooms
  • 50,5817 rooms
  • 33,7048 rooms
  • 46,0489+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie County, New York
  • 5,8381 room
  • 4,0062 rooms
  • 19,0723 rooms
  • 34,5024 rooms
  • 31,2235 rooms
  • 27,1416 rooms
  • 10,1287 rooms
  • 4,1218 rooms
  • 2,3729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Erie County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Erie County, New York
  • 774no bedroom
  • 2,9741 bedroom
  • 37,3422 bedrooms
  • 129,6263 bedrooms
  • 65,1884 bedrooms
  • 12,0895+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie County, New York
  • 6,275no bedroom
  • 27,4831 bedroom
  • 57,3552 bedrooms
  • 37,5653 bedrooms
  • 7,3814 bedrooms
  • 2,3445+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 10,874no vehicle
  • 81,9791 vehicle
  • 108,6212 vehicles
  • 32,8393 vehicles
  • 11,0114 vehicles
  • 2,6695+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 39,560no vehicle
  • 69,4011 vehicle
  • 25,4202 vehicles
  • 3,1773 vehicles
  • 5734 vehicles
  • 2725+ vehicles

86.6% of Erie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in New York.

Erie County:

86.6%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 743,887
  • Other state: 99,745
  • Northeast: 31,571
  • Midwest: 20,925
  • South: 32,736
  • West: 14,513
Year householders moved into unit in Erie County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Erie County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,942
Here:

9.8%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,073
Here:

13.4%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12,990
Here:

23.5%
New York:

33.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Erie County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $78,846,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $48,292,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,277,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $489,338,000
    Other: $54,173,000
    Higher Education - Other: $35,726,000
    Sewerage: $7,613,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,359,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $22,542,000
    Sewerage: $17,537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,360,000
    General - Other: $3,838,000
    Police Protection: $2,938,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,205,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
    Libraries: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $515,988,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,017,000
    Health - Other: $130,771,000
    Other Higher Education: $120,480,000
    Correctional Institutions: $95,351,000
    General - Other: $38,899,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $37,669,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,957,000
    Sewerage: $36,302,000
    Police Protection: $33,668,000
    Regular Highways: $26,961,000
    Transit Utilities: $23,137,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,904,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,598,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,244,000
    General Public Buildings: $16,035,000
    Electric Utilities: $11,883,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,524,000
    Financial Administration: $5,888,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,347,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,932,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,681,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,210,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,669,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,849,000
    Education: $2,475,000
    Other: $1,585,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,225,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $493,464,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $223,645,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $24,750,000
    Other: $2,148,000
    Sewerage: $2,051,000
    Highways: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,163,801,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $789,794,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $543,431,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $514,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $374,007,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,820,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $39,910,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,882,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $764,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $305,000
    Rents: $300,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,070,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,003,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    Correctional Institutions: $575,000
    General - Other: $495,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Corrections - Other: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,964,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $7,654,000
    Electric Utilities: $4,236,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $109,190,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $89,560,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $829,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $249,200,000
    Health and Hospitals: $79,984,000
    Education: $46,465,000
    Other: $45,107,000
    Highways: $10,171,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,839,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $930,555,000
    Property: $278,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,442,000
    Other License: $6,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,152,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $212,177,000

Erie County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $78,846,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $48,292,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,277,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $489,338,000
    Other: $54,173,000
    Higher Education - Other: $35,726,000
    Sewerage: $7,613,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,359,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $22,542,000
    Sewerage: $17,537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,360,000
    General - Other: $3,838,000
    Police Protection: $2,938,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,205,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
    Libraries: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $515,988,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,017,000
    Health - Other: $130,771,000
    Other Higher Education: $120,480,000
    Correctional Institutions: $95,351,000
    General - Other: $38,899,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $37,669,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,957,000
    Sewerage: $36,302,000
    Police Protection: $33,668,000
    Regular Highways: $26,961,000
    Transit Utilities: $23,137,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,904,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,598,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,244,000
    General Public Buildings: $16,035,000
    Electric Utilities: $11,883,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,524,000
    Financial Administration: $5,888,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,347,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,932,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,681,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,210,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,669,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,849,000
    Education: $2,475,000
    Other: $1,585,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,225,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $493,464,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $223,645,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $24,750,000
    Other: $2,148,000
    Sewerage: $2,051,000
    Highways: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,163,801,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $789,794,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $543,431,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $514,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $374,007,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,820,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $39,910,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,882,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $764,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $305,000
    Rents: $300,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,070,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,003,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    Correctional Institutions: $575,000
    General - Other: $495,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Corrections - Other: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,964,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $7,654,000
    Electric Utilities: $4,236,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $109,190,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $89,560,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $829,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $249,200,000
    Health and Hospitals: $79,984,000
    Education: $46,465,000
    Other: $45,107,000
    Highways: $10,171,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,839,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $930,555,000
    Property: $278,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,442,000
    Other License: $6,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,152,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $212,177,000

Erie County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $78,846,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $48,292,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,277,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $489,338,000
    Other: $54,173,000
    Higher Education - Other: $35,726,000
    Sewerage: $7,613,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,359,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $22,542,000
    Sewerage: $17,537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,360,000
    General - Other: $3,838,000
    Police Protection: $2,938,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,205,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
    Libraries: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $515,988,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,017,000
    Health - Other: $130,771,000
    Other Higher Education: $120,480,000
    Correctional Institutions: $95,351,000
    General - Other: $38,899,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $37,669,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,957,000
    Sewerage: $36,302,000
    Police Protection: $33,668,000
    Regular Highways: $26,961,000
    Transit Utilities: $23,137,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,904,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,598,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,244,000
    General Public Buildings: $16,035,000
    Electric Utilities: $11,883,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,524,000
    Financial Administration: $5,888,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,347,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,932,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,681,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,210,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,669,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,849,000
    Education: $2,475,000
    Other: $1,585,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,225,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $493,464,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $223,645,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $24,750,000
    Other: $2,148,000
    Sewerage: $2,051,000
    Highways: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,163,801,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $789,794,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $543,431,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $514,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $374,007,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,820,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $39,910,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,882,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $764,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $305,000
    Rents: $300,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,070,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,003,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    Correctional Institutions: $575,000
    General - Other: $495,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Corrections - Other: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,964,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $7,654,000
    Electric Utilities: $4,236,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $109,190,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $89,560,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $829,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $249,200,000
    Health and Hospitals: $79,984,000
    Education: $46,465,000
    Other: $45,107,000
    Highways: $10,171,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,839,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $930,555,000
    Property: $278,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,442,000
    Other License: $6,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,152,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $212,177,000

Erie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $78,846,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $48,292,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,277,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $489,338,000
    Other: $54,173,000
    Higher Education - Other: $35,726,000
    Sewerage: $7,613,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,359,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $22,542,000
    Sewerage: $17,537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,360,000
    General - Other: $3,838,000
    Police Protection: $2,938,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,205,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
    Libraries: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $515,988,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,017,000
    Health - Other: $130,771,000
    Other Higher Education: $120,480,000
    Correctional Institutions: $95,351,000
    General - Other: $38,899,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $37,669,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,957,000
    Sewerage: $36,302,000
    Police Protection: $33,668,000
    Regular Highways: $26,961,000
    Transit Utilities: $23,137,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,904,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,598,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,244,000
    General Public Buildings: $16,035,000
    Electric Utilities: $11,883,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,524,000
    Financial Administration: $5,888,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,347,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,932,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,681,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,210,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,669,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,849,000
    Education: $2,475,000
    Other: $1,585,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,225,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $493,464,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $223,645,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $24,750,000
    Other: $2,148,000
    Sewerage: $2,051,000
    Highways: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,163,801,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $789,794,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $543,431,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $514,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $374,007,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,820,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $39,910,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,882,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $764,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $305,000
    Rents: $300,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,855,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,070,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,003,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    Correctional Institutions: $575,000
    General - Other: $495,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Corrections - Other: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,964,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $7,654,000
    Electric Utilities: $4,236,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $109,190,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $89,560,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $829,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $249,200,000
    Health and Hospitals: $79,984,000
    Education: $46,465,000
    Other: $45,107,000
    Highways: $10,171,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,839,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $930,555,000
    Property: $278,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,442,000
    Other License: $6,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,152,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $212,177,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 26,358
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,606
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 23,752
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3,592
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 17,379
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,387
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 9,912
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 13,020
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
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
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Erie, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Erie, NY - 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-Eleven6Johnny Rockets1
ALDI8Jones New York13
ALDO1Journeys2
AMF Bowling3Just Tires8
AT&T25Justice2
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC7
Abercrombie Kids1Kmart4
Ace Hardware3Kohl's5
Advance Auto Parts10La Quinta1
Aeropostale4La-Z-Boy6
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Bryant3
Ann Taylor3Lane Furniture11
Apple Store1LensCrafters3
Applebee's7Little Caesars Pizza4
Arby's11Lowe's5
Ashley Furniture1Macy's3
AutoZone10Marriott5
Avenue1Marshalls4
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets19
Bakers1Maurices2
Bally Total Fitness1McDonald's33
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse3
Barnes & Noble3Microtel2
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works6Motherhood Maternity4
Bebe1New Balance8
Bed Bath & Beyond4New York & Co4
Best Western3Nike41
Blockbuster10Nissan2
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot3
Brookstone1OfficeMax6
Budget Car Rental5Old Country Buffet1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy3
Burger King23Olive Garden3
CVS12Outback2
Cache1Outback Steakhouse2
Carson Pirie Scott4Pac Sun2
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread6
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless12
Chevrolet11Penske6
Chico's2PetSmart5
Chipotle2Pier 1 Imports3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut8
Clarion1Plato's Closet1
Clarks1Pottery Barn1
Cold Stone Creamery8Pottery Barn Kids1
Coldwater Creek1Quality2
Comfort Inn2Quiznos1
Comfort Suites2RadioShack14
Cracker Barrel1Raymour & Flanigan3
Cricket Wireless48Red Lobster2
Curves7Red Robin1
DHL3Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen14Rite Aid51
Days Hotel1Rodeway Inn2
Deb3Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys7SAS Shoes2
DressBarn4Sam's Club1
Dressbarn4Sears9
Dunkin Donuts18Sephora4
Econo Lodge1Skechers USA1
Express3Sleep Inn2
Extended Stay America1Spencer Gifts3
Famous Footwear7Sprint Nextel9
Fashion Bug6Starbucks15
FedEx96Subaru1
Finish Line2Subway56
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Super 83
Foot Locker3T-Mobile35
Ford5T.G.I. Driday's4
Forever 211T.J.Maxx2
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell5
GNC28Talbots2
GameStop14Target6
Gap3The Athlete's Foot2
Goodwill8The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&M1The Room Place1
H&R Block32Tim Hortons90
Haworth1Toyota3
Hilton7Toys"R"Us5
Hobby Lobby1True Value9
Holiday Inn8U-Haul19
Hollister Co.2UPS117
Home Depot6Urban Outfitters1
Honda3Value City Furniture1
Hot Topic2Vans6
Houlihan's1Verizon Wireless11
Hyatt1Victoria's Secret3
Hyundai3Volkswagen1
IHOP1Walgreens15
J. Jill1Walmart6
J.Crew1Wendy's13
JCPenney3Wet Seal2
Jamba Juice1World Gym3
Jimmy John's1YMCA6
JoS. A. Bank3

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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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