Facts About Women In Erie County

  • Women comprise 52% of Erie County's total population, 49.5 percent of its labor force, 59 percent of senior citizens, and 53 percent of the county’s registered voters.
  • Women age 18-24 years: over 4000 have not graduated from high school, over 10,000 have a high school or equivalency diploma, over 22,000 have some college or associates degree and over 8600 have a Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Median annual earnings for women working full-time is $40,610.00 vs. $50,966.00 for men.
  • One in six girls and women live at below the poverty level in Erie County.
  • 1.2% of pregnancies are to teenage mothers, age 15-19, in Western New York.
  • In Erie County in 2016 more than 11,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported to law enforcement.
  • Of the almost 60,000 veterans in Erie County, approximately 3800 are women.


Phone: (716) 858-8307
Fax: (716) 858-8311

Commission on the Status of Women
95 Franklin Street, Suite 624
Buffalo, New York 14202