Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY

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2022 Population
129,577
0.617% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
0.761% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.17%
1.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$87,280
8.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$262,800
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
61,254
0.519% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY had a population of 130k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $87,280. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY grew from 128,783 to 129,577, a 0.617% increase and its median household income grew from $80,744 to $87,280, a 8.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.58%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), and White (Hispanic) (1.89%).

15.2% of the households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are University at Buffalo (9,530 degrees awarded in 2022), Daemen University (884 degrees), and Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge (21 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was $262,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY is home to a population of 130k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.6% of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (16.4k people).

In 2022, there were 7.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.2k people) in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,456 households), Spanish (2,528 households), and Arabic (1,502 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
66,773
Women
51.2%
63,526
Men
48.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 130,299 inhabitants, with 48.8% men, and 51.2% women.

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Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.2k ± 1.87k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 1.07k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.11k ± 1.11k
4.51%
Hispanic Population
5.85k people

In 2022, there were 7.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.2k people) in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.51% of the people in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are hispanic (5.85k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    2,601 ± 1,240 people
  2. India
    2,364 ± 1,183 people
  3. Canada
    915 ± 740 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was China, the natal country of 2,601 Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY residents, followed by India with 2,364 and Canada with 915.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.4k people
13.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.9k people

As of 2022, 12.6% of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY residents (16.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,456 households (2.81%)
  2. Spanish
    2,528 households (2.05%)
  3. Arabic
    1,502 households (1.22%)

15.2% of the households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 2.81% of the households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,958 ± 339
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    759 ± 201
  3. Korea
    521 ± 140

Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY employs 61.3k people. The largest industries in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are Elementary & secondary schools (4,918 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,748 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,273 people), and the highest paying industries are Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($202,280), Wired telecommunications carriers ($166,775), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($155,207).

Males in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,303. The income inequality in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,413
Women
49%
29,563
Men
51%

The workforce of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY in 2020 was 57,976 people, with 49% woman, and 51% men.

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Occupations

61.3k
2022 Value
0.519%
1 Year growth
± 0.519%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.519%, from 60.9k employees to 61.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, are Postsecondary teachers (2,069 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,758 people), and Retail salespersons (1,672 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.3k
2022 Value
0.519%
1 Year growth
± 0.519%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.519%, from 60.9k employees to 61.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,918 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,748 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,273 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,624
Median earning men ± $3,493
$45,567
Median earning women ± $2,682

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($89,107), Manufacturing ($83,065), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($80,909), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,630), and Wholesale Trade ($70,956).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY awarded 10,435 degrees. The student population of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,223 male students and 17,536 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are White (5,284 and 61.6%), followed by Asian (1,275 and 14.9%), Black or African American (737 and 8.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (561 and 6.55%).

The largest universities in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are University at Buffalo (9,530 and 91.3%), Daemen University (884 and 8.47%), and Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge (21 and 0.201%).

The most popular majors in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,005 and 9.63%), General Psychology (658 and 6.31%), and Social Work (331 and 3.17%).

The median tuition costs in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY are $32,090 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $24,990 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 34,759 (49.5% men and 50.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 34,759 students enrolled in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, 49.5% men and 50.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,279 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 804 degrees awarded
  2. 643 degrees awarded
  3. 314 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 804 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,530 degrees awarded
  2. 884 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University at Buffalo with 9,530 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,912 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, which is 0.889 times less than the 5,523 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,284 degrees mean that there were 4.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,275 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,090) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,712) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,202) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.42% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.25% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (27.4k), Graduate Degree (25.1k), and Some college (21.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was $262,800 in 2022, which is 0.932 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $227,700 to $262,800, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY is $87,280. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was NYC-Manhattan Community Districts 1 & 2--Financial District & Greenwich Village PUMA, NY with a value of $171,480, followed by Nassau County (Central)--Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $168,423 and $167,513.

Property

$262,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,885
$36,762
Median Property Taxes
±$1,243

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2022
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.5% of the housing units in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was NYC-Manhattan Community Districts 1 & 2--Financial District & Greenwich Village PUMA, NY with a value of $171,480, followed by Nassau County (Central)--Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $168,423 and $167,513.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$87,280
Median Household Income
± $3,240
52.1k
Number of Households
± 1,813

In 2022, the median household income of the 52.1k households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY grew to $87,280 from the previous year's value of $80,744.

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Wage Distribution

0.469
2022 Wage GINI in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY

In 2022, the income inequality in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.33% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (5.33%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (5.33%).

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.807% of the workforce in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY (11.1k out of 122k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

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Health

97.9% of the population of Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.735% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New York see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.14%
Uninsured
58.3%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.735%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY grew by 15.9% from 1.85% to 2.14%.

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