Facts About Women In Erie County

Facts About Women In Erie County:

  • Women comprise 52 percent 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. *

 

  • The median annual earnings for women working full-time are $41,317, for men, $53,266.*

 

  • 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 2017 more than 7600 incidents of domestic violence were reported to law enforcement. **

 

  • Of the almost 60,000 veterans in Erie County, approximately 3800 are women.*

Data Sources:

*U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey Estimates, September, 2017

** Erie County Central Police Services, September 2017

Contact

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

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