Erie County is located in western New York. The County Seat is Buffalo and the largest city is Buffalo. The Official Web Site is located at http://www2.erie.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 922,835 and the 2010 census population was 919,064. The land area is 1,042.69 square miles and there are 881.4 persons per square mile.
80.7% of the population is White, 13.9% is Black or African American, 4.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $124,300, there are 380,152 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,978, the median household income is $50,653, and 14.6% of the persons in Erie County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 61,402. Retail sales (in $1000) were $11,217,146, and sales per capita were $12,302. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.2%.
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