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, 58 percent of senior citizens, and 53 percent of the county’s registered voters. *


  • Women age 18-24 years: over 4300 have not graduated from high school, over 8600 have a high school or equivalency diploma, over 20,000 have some college or associates degree and over 8400 have a Bachelor's degree or higher. *


  • The median annual earnings for women working full-time are $43,315, for men, $53,833*


  • One in six girls and women live at below the poverty level in Erie County. *


  • 1.1% of pregnancies are to teenage mothers, age 15-19, in Western New York. *


  • In Erie County in 2018 more than 10,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported to law enforcement. **


  • Of the almost 50,769 veterans in Erie County, approximately 3000 are women.*

Data Sources:

*U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey Estimates, 2018 Five-Year Estimates

** Erie County Central Police Services, December 2018


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Fax: (716) 858-8311

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