Statewide Claims to Fame

Erie is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Erie is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Erie is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Erie is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Erie is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Erie is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Erie is 11th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Erie, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 101,047 4th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 19.1 11th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 5,334.4 57th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 25th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.9% 49th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.9% 199th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.6% 193rd 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.1% 154th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 75.0% 222nd 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 16.8% 30th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 51st 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.5% 112th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 32nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.9% 26th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.9% 45th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 71.8% 217th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.7% 173rd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.9% 86th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 44,790 4th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 39.5% 38th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 40,377 4th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.8% 179th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $82,800 211th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.4 104th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $18,525 212th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $32,445 217th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.1% 29th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Erie Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 6,245 4th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $945,913 8th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,118 126th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $122,693 9th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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