Demographic Migration in Erie county

Talent Migration

Analysis Categories

What does this measure?

Population change by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Age Group by ZIP Code, 2010 to 2018.

Why is this important?

It is important to understand the flow of a population to or from a select geography, in order to shape policy in regards to the ever-changing demographic breakdown of that place. Likewise, to know the ebb and flow of a select demographic can be an indicator of the assets, lifestyle, cost of living within that place.

How is Erie County doing?


Overall, the population in Erie County has fallen between 2010 – 2018, excepting for the minority populations which all saw a rise. While the Hispanic population saw the highest increase (+2,481), the Asian population actually experienced the highest percentage change, from 3,147 to 5,004, representing a +59.1% increase. 


Distributed by age, the only segments which saw a significant increase were between 60 to 69 and 70 to 79 years old. The highest decrease was within the population age range from 40 to 49, down -6,572 between 2010 and 2018.


Geographically, the ZIP codes which saw the highest average increase across all population segments were 16509, 16503, and 16511. The ZIP codes which suffered the highest attrition rates were 16502, 16504, and 16505.

EVS Indicators

EVS analyzes the data in each topic category using indicators, which report a targeted and digestible number, rate, or amount to represent Erie County as a whole. While this does not cover every aspect of the topic, it assists in establishing Erie's performance relative to the prior year(s). The indicator for the Migration topic is:




This indicator measures the change in the number of 25- to 34-year-olds in Erie County for latest data year. This age group includes younger workers who play a large role in the region's talent pool.The trend for Migration of 25- to 34-year-olds in is down and worse from 2017 to 2018, with a reported loss of -464 individuals representing -1.18% within the County.

How does Erie compare to its Peers?

About this Data

Data from the Census ACS as of 2018.