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Erie County, New York; Buffalo city, New York

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Erie County, New York
Buffalo city, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 918,702 255,284
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 918,702 255,284
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 919,134 261,346
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,040 261,310
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.4%
12.4%
Female persons, percent
51.6%
52.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.3%
47.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.0%
36.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.8%
5.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
4.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.8%
11.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
75.0%
43.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 53,609 11,369
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.1% 10.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 430,736 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 64.8% 40.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $146,500 $82,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,312 $967
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $532 $385
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $804 $757
Building permits, 2019 1,533 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 387,847 110,701
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.30 2.24
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.7% 82.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 10.5% 18.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.2% 83.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 78.6% 70.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 91.4% 83.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 33.7% 26.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2% 12.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.4%
6.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.5% 59.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.9% 57.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,871,900 510,502
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,532,495 4,229,888
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,835,448 5,260,550
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,343,197 2,011,902
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,106,065 1,972,013
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,172 $7,603
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.5 21.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $55,673 $35,893
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,347 $23,397
Persons in poverty, percent
13.7%
30.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 22,693 X
Total employment, 2018 425,029 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 19,762,817 X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.8% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 52,711 X
All firms, 2012 61,354 15,178
Men-owned firms, 2012 37,199 8,295
Women-owned firms, 2012 19,041 5,285
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,090 4,915
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 50,955 9,177
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,802 1,314
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 52,637 12,693
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 881.4 6,470.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,042.69 40.38
FIPS Code 36029 3611000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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