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The county was named for Indian tribe

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The county is in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 936,318. This was a decrease of  -1.47% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$38,567
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Erie County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Erie County was $29,208. This was an increase of 20.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 95% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Buffalo
Census 2000 highlights: Ranked No. 10 among the nation's counties in population decline during the 1990s, with a loss of 18,319 people

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22% of Erie County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Erie County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Erie County include Albee Cemetery, Angle Road Cemetery, Bartlett Cemetery, Beeman Cemetery, Buffalo Cemetery, City Cemetery, Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence Fillmore Cemetery, Cobble Hill Cemetery, Collins Center Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Erie County include Akron, Alden, Alden, Allentown, Amherst, Angola, Athol Springs, Aurora, Black Rock-Riverside, Blasdell ... View communities

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Colleges in Erie County include Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Christ the King Seminary, D'Youville College, Daemen College, Hilbert College, Medaille College, SUNY Buffalo, Trocaire College, Villa Maria College Buffalo ... View colleges

School districts in Erie County include Akron Central Schools District, Alden Central Schools District, Amherst Central Schools District, Buffalo City Schools District, Cheektowaga Central Schools District, Cheektowaga-Maryvale Union Free Schools District, Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free Schools District, Clarence Central Schools District, Cleveland Hill Union Free Schools District, Depew Union Free Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Erie County include Amherst Main Library at Audubon, Angola Public Library, Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, Aurora Town Public Library, Blasdell Library, Boston Free Library, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, Cazenovia Branch Library, Clarence Public Library, Clearfield Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Erie County include Buffalo News ... View newspapers

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Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Erie County political report.

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Airports in Erie County include Buffalo Niagara International

Hotels in Erie County include Best Value Buffalo Motor Lodge, Best Western Norstar Inn, Best Western on the Avenue, Clarion Hotel Blasdell, Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn University, Comfort Suites Buffalo, Comfort Suites Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott ... More hotels

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