Erie, Pennsylvania Census Data & Community Profile

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Erie GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Erie, PA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Erie, PA was 103,717.

Erie Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Erie was 49,355, which represents 47.6 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Erie, PA
There are an estimated 17,795 married men in the town. 47.3 percent of men over 15 years old in Erie are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Erie is 54,362 which is 52.4 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Erie, Pennsylvania
There are an estimated 17,707 married women in the community. 40.5 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Erie, PA
The median age of people living in Erie, PA was 34.1 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Erie was 7,489. There were 77,375 people above the age of 18, which represents 74.6 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 15.4 percent of the population (15,931) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Erie, PA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Erie, PA was 101,315.

White Population in Erie, PA
The estimated White population in the Erie community is 83,550, which is 80.6 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Erie, Pennsylvania
The estimated Black/African American population is 14,724, which is 14.2 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Erie, PA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Erie, PA was 232.

Asian Population in Erie, Pennsylvania
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 776.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Erie, PA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Erie was an estimated 42.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 1,991, while those of “two or more races” was 2,402 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Erie community was 4,572, or 4.4 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Erie, PA
The household population number in Erie was 97,863.

Group Quarters Population in Erie, PA
Group Quarters population in the community was 5,854.

Average Household Size in Erie, PA
The average household size in Erie is 2.39 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.08 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Erie, PA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 44,971 total housing units in Erie.

The number of occupied housing units was 40,938, or 91 of the total units in town. Of these, 22,997 were owner-occupied (56.2), and 17,941 were renter-occupied (43.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 4,033 vacant homes in Erie at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Erie, Pennsylvania
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 20,382, with a median value in dollars of 65,900.

Monthly Owner Costs in Erie, PA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $774 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Erie, average costs per month were $317 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 52,153 people in the community had a high school degree, or 79.9 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Erie, Pennsylvania
11,331 people in Erie also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 17.4 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Erie, PA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Erie was 10,285, or 13.3 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Erie, PA
In 2000, there were 20,161 people in Erie, PA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Erie, PA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 8,897 people in Erie who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 9.2 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Erie, Pennsylvania
There were 48,710 in the labor force in Erie at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 60.8 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Erie was 16.3 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Erie, PA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $28,387. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Erie, PA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $36,446. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Erie, Pennsylvania
Per capita income in Erie in the last full census was 14,972. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Erie numbered 3,413, or 13.8 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Erie, PA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 18,549, or 18.8 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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