Erie County, New York

county in New York, United States

Erie County is a county in the state of New York in the United States. As of the 2020 census, 954,236 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Buffalo.[2]

Erie County
Erie County and City Hall
Erie County and City Hall
Map of New York highlighting Erie County
Location within the U.S. state of New York
Map of the United States highlighting New York
New York's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°45′N 78°47′W / 42.75°N 78.78°W / 42.75; -78.78
Country United States
State New York
Named forErie native people
Largest cityBuffalo
 • Total1,227 sq mi (3,180 km2)
 • Land1,043 sq mi (2,700 km2)
 • Water184 sq mi (480 km2)  15%
 • Total954,236
 • Density914.9/sq mi (353.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts23rd, 26th

The cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda are in Erie County.

Erie County is home to the Buffalo Bills football team, the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team.


  1. "QuickFacts: Erie County, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved March 6, 2024.