Erie, PA

98,601 Population
19.1 square miles 5,153 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Population Density
5,153
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.5%
was 47.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.9%
was 6.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Percent Under 18
23.7%
was 23.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Percent 65 and Over
13.3%
was 13.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.9
was 6
Ranked 10th Lowest in PA
Percent Living in Poverty
27.3%
was 26.9%
Ranked 5th Lowest in PA
Median Household Income
$35,205
was $35,139
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.8
46.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
9.1
was 3.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
434.8
was 453.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,527.1
was 3,182.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
44,813
was 45,842
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Median Rent
$658
was $644
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Total Building Permits
2
was 40
 
Occupied Housing Units
40,028
was 40,914
 
Homeownership Rate
51.7%
was 50.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Single Family Building Permits
2
was 40
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,342.0
was 2,395.7
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.8%
was 19.5%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
was 0.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 98.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.4%
was 87.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.2%
was 20.5%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA

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