Living in Erie, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Erie SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
9

Erie, PA Crime Report

2,179
Total Crimes
2,252.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-12.32%
Below National Average

Erie, PA Cost Of Living

84
Erie's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Erie, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Erie /ri/ is a city in and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2016 had decreased to 98,593. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census.
Population
98,156
Unemployment
8.4%
Poverty
26.4%
Median Home
$87,800
Median Income
$36,882
Median Rent
$698

Erie, PA Photos

Rankings for Erie in Pennsylvania

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1

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2

3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of Erie, PA

Population over time in Erie

Year Population % Change
2017 98,156 -0.8%
2016 98,970 -1.2%
2015 100,157 -0.5%
2014 100,678 -0.2%
2013 100,832 -0.5%
2012 101,324 -0.1%
2011 101,454 -0.2%
2010 101,658 0.0%
2009 101,635 -
Crime/100k Erie PA USA
Violent Crime 309.0 306.0 368.9
Murder 11.4 6.1 5.0
Robbery 94.0 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 163.3 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 1943.0 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 434.1 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1400.4 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 108.5 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Erie

White
69.0% (67,754)
African American
15.9% (15,610)
American Indian
0.3% (342)
Asian
3.0% (2,926)
Hawaiian
0.0% (30)
Other
0.6% (575)
Two Or More
3.3% (3,281)
Hispanic
7.8% (7,638)
Race Erie PA USA
White 69.0% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 15.9% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 3.0% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.8% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Erie, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
11.3% (1,110,978)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.2% (710,117)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.9% (1,559,962)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (1,334,005)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.6% (1,629,337)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (1,697,735)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.1% (790,973)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.2% (706,697)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.8% (173,437)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (102,352)
Income Erie PA USA
Less than $10,000 11.3% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.9% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.6% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.1% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.2% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.8% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Erie

Female
50.5% (49,609)
Male
49.5% (48,547)
Gender Erie PA USA
Female 50.5% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Erie for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (3,926)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (8,834)
High School / GED
41.0% (40,243)
Some College
16.0% (15,704)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (7,852)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (14,723)
Master's Degree
5.0% (4,907)
Professional Degree
1.0% (981)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (981)
Education Erie PA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 41.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Erie

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

I have lived here my whole life. It feels like we are declining. The crime rate has increased, the number of murders has been on the uprise. The public schools are not rated very well, the county and private schools are good.

The nice things about Erie are the "beach" Presque Isle. It's miles of sand and water with bike trails and walking trails, very friendly and free. The things I don't like about Erie are the bad drivers, the lack of things to do, the traffic lights and lack of traffic flow.


HomeSnacks User

I like Erie because it is not overly large and there are many interesting places to visit. I especially enjoy Presque Isle, the state park that as 'almost an island' provides nice sandy beaches for sunbathing and swimming and pleanty of trails as well as boating and kayaking.

Presque Isle has many event that take place throughout the year even when the summer season has ended.

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