Livability Indicators

The livability of a place is spread wide throughout the data available for Erie County, and these select analyses and indicators are a portion of what one considers when measuring livability in regards to quality of place whether environmentally or through cost of living. Longevity also plays a role in determining what portion of current residents consider the livability of their immediate and extended geographic area.

  • The Air Quality Index (AQI) summarizes in one measure the levels of ground-level ozone, particulate matter (such as soot), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide. Exposure to these pollutants can cause short-term health effects such as irritation to the eyes, nose and throat; coughing; sneezing; runny nose; and shortness of breath. Continued exposure can also worsen medical conditions such as asthma and heart disease.
  • The single largest segment of consumer spending in Erie County is housing cost. This data arms prospective home owners or renters with the average cost associated with the monthly payment.
  • The home ownership market is an important way to gauge the momentum of a place, and know where demographics are concentrated. Tenure in one place, regardless of home ownership or renting, is an important corollary to quality of life. A higher rate of rentals over homeownership can also indicate the momentum of a neighborhood, or institution in the area.

The following are the EVS key indicators for Erie's Livability:







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