Demographics 
erie county

Western New York Region

Erie County

Demographics  
Population (2000)

918,584

Median Age

37.5

Land Area (sq. miles)

1,088

Labor Overview
Civilian labor force (2000 avg.)

451,100

Unemployment rate (2000 avg.)

4.8%

Business Expenses  
Average annual wages: Manufacturing

$47,394

Cost of Living
Per capita income

$19,956

Median household income

$34,496

Average home price

$91,321

Median rent

$409

Consumer Price Index (U.S. avg.=100)

147

Quality of Life  
Number of hospitals

16

Typical commute time (minutes)

20

Total crime index (U.S. avg.=100)

169

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