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Erie County Population, Yearly Estimates, 1970-2016 [JSON] [iframe]

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Over the past 46 years, Erie County has lost 198,953 residents. The decline of the county's population was steepest after the closure of US Steel and other industrial businesses, seeing a slight uptick in the mid-1990s, then seeing a dramatic drop heading into the early 2010s.

Data Source: Annual Population Estimates for New York State and Counties: Beginning 1970. https://data.ny.gov/Government-Finance/Annual-Population-Estimates-for-New-York-State-and/krt9-ym2k/data

About Erie County, NY

Erie County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,040. The county seat is Buffalo. The county's name comes from Lake Erie, which in turn comes from the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived south and east of the lake before 1654.


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