Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY

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2022 Population
108,877
0.186% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
1.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.52%
4.64% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,279
9.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,900
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY had a population of 109k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $76,279. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY declined from 109,080 to 108,877, a −0.186% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,514 to $76,279, a 9.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), and White (Hispanic) (1.47%).

7.02% of the households in Erie County (Northwest) 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.

97.9% of the residents in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda (166 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY was $182,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY is home to a population of 109k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.3% of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (6.86k people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.7k people) in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Two+ (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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY are Spanish (1,792 households), Arabic (945 households), and Other Indo-European Languages (782 households).

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Erie County (Northwest) 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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    93.7k ± 1.38k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.7k ± 942
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.51k ± 687
3.73%
Hispanic Population
4.06k people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.7k people) in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.73% of the people in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are hispanic (4.06k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.86k people
6.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.9k people

As of 2022, 6.3% of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY residents (6.86k 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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY was 6.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,792 households (1.73%)
  2. Arabic
    945 households (0.91%)
  3. Other Indo-European Languages
    782 households (0.753%)

7.02% of the households in Erie County (Northwest) 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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY was Spanish. 1.73% of the households in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY reported speaking Spanish 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
    2,325 ± 274
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,051 ± 412
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,014 ± 259

Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY employs 55.5k people. The largest industries in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are Elementary & secondary schools (5,011 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,067 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,902 people), and the highest paying industries are Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($181,688), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($119,458), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($113,456).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,298
Women
49.6%
27,789
Men
50.4%

The workforce of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY in 2020 was 55,087 people, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY.

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Occupations

55.5k
2022 Value
0.334%
1 Year growth
± 0.334%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.334%, from 55.4k employees to 55.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,677 people), Registered nurses (1,511 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,398 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.5k
2022 Value
0.334%
1 Year growth
± 0.334%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.334%, from 55.4k employees to 55.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,011 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,067 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,902 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Erie County (Northwest) 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

$57,957
Median earning men ± $1,665
$44,740
Median earning women ± $1,885

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,000), Manufacturing ($66,989), and Wholesale Trade ($66,932).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($58,979), Public Administration ($55,556), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,329).

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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.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY awarded 166 degrees. The student population of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 124 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are White (91 and 54.8%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 23.5%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 13.3%), and Two or More Races (7 and 4.22%).

The largest universities in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda (166 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY are General Cosmetology (65 and 39.2%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (55 and 33.1%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (35 and 21.1%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.13% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.925% 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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (23.2k), Some college (18.9k), and Bachelors Degree (18.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY was $182,900 in 2022, which is 0.649 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,500 to $182,900, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY is $76,279. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Erie County (Northwest) 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

$182,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,658
$36,324
Median Property Taxes
±$1,415

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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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 (Northwest) 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.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$76,279
Median Household Income
± $2,260
49.5k
Number of Households
± 1,831

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.5k households in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY grew to $76,279 from the previous year's value of $69,514.

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Wage Distribution

0.386
2022 Wage GINI in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY
0.386
2021 Wage GINI in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY

In 2022, the income inequality in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY was 0.386 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.54%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.54%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.628% of the workforce in Erie County (Northwest) 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 (Northwest) 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 (Northwest) PUMA, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY (9.23k out of 108k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.8% of the population of Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.682% 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 19.1% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.17%
Uninsured
54.5%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.682%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY declined by 10.8% from 2.44% to 2.17%.

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