Erie County, New York

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Erie County, New York
County and City Hall, Buffalo NY.jpg
Erie County and City Hall
Location within New York
Location within New York
Map of the United States highlighting New York
New York's location within the U.S.
Founded1821
Named forLake Erie
Largest cityBuffalo
Area
 • Total1,227 sq mi (3,178 km2)
 • Land1,043 sq mi (2,701 km2)
 • Water184 sq mi (477 km2), 15%
Population
 • (2010)919,040
 • Density881/sq mi (340/km2)
Congressional districts26th, 27th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.erie.gov

Erie County is a county in the state of New York in the United States. As of the 2010 census, 919,040 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Buffalo.[2] The county's name comes from Lake Erie.

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.