Children

Give Every Child a Chance to Succeed

Children under 18 years of age represent 20.4% of the County’s population. There are nearly 189,000 children under 18 years of age, and of these almost 51,000 are under the age of 5. Children are our greatest resource and investing in their health and success is a down payment on Erie County’s future. Children are particularly impacted by their environment and the systems in which they live including their families, schools, neighborhoods and communities.