Erie, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Erie, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 97,369 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Erie, Pennsylvania is the 4th largest city in Pennsylvania based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 5087.71 people/mi² (1964.37 people/km²), with a household density of 917.15 people/km² (2375.42 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 34.7 years, 32.9 years for males, and 36.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 45,461 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.3%, with a median rent of $679/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $87,000.

The median income for households in Erie, Pennsylvania is $35,802, while the mean household income is $47,651. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201797,369-920-0.94%
201698,289-748-0.76%
201599,037-684-0.69%
201499,721-825-0.82%
2013100,546-776-0.77%
2012101,322-221-0.22%
2011101,543-215-0.21%
2010101,758-1,959-0.19%
2000103,717-5,001-0.47%
1990108,718-10,405-0.91%
1980119,123-10,142-0.81%
1970129,265-9,175-0.68%
1960138,4407,6370.57%
1950130,80313,8481.13%
1940116,9559880.08%
1930115,96722,5952.19%
192093,37226,8473.45%
191066,52513,7922.35%
190052,73312,0992.64%
189040,63412,8973.89%
188027,7378,0913.51%
187019,64610,2277.63%
18609,4193,5614.86%
18505,8582,4465.55%
18403,4121,9128.57%
18301,5009009.60%
18206002004.14%
181040030014.87%
18001000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White73,639
Black or African American16,147
Two or More Races4,055
Asian2,901
Some Other Race1,860
American Indian and Alaska Native325
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander43

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Erie Pa Population Pyramid 2019

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Erie Pa Median Age

34.7


Total

32.9


Male

36.4


Female

Erie Pa Adults

There are 76,451 adults, (13,808 of whom are seniors) in Erie Pa.

Erie Pa Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie Pa Sex Ratio

Female

50,297

50.82%

Male

48,673

49.18%

Erie Pa Households and Families

Erie Pa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Erie Pa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
Male52.1%47.9%
All51.4%48.6%
Non Family39.8%60.2%
Female34.2%65.8%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie Pa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,5072.3251.4
Non Family18,4191.2639.8
Married12,9223.1377
Female6,8513.3334.2
Male2,3153.2552.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie Pa Households

Erie Pa Education

Erie Pa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9484.58%
9th to 12th Grade5,8269.05%
High School Graduate26,56441.25%
Some College10,11115.70%
Associates Degree4,9337.66%
Bachelors Degree9,70415.07%
Graduate Degree4,3116.69%

Erie Pa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,78544,70712,063
Black8,8307,0381,051
Hispanic3,3472,247319
Asian1,594866310
Multiple Races1,041863238
Other Race907591120
Native American17615113
Islander3633

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 91.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 24.23%.

Erie Pa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,010$30,996$24,706
Less Than High School$18,463$21,488$14,198
High School Grad$24,408$28,740$21,026
Some College$28,348$31,633$26,153
Bachelors Degree$37,809$39,976$34,288
Graduate Degree$49,079$55,967$44,896

$28,010

Average Earnings

$30,996

Average Male

$24,706

Average Female

Erie Pa Language

Erie Pa Language by Age

Erie Pa Language

88.34% of Erie Pa residents speak only English, while 11.66% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 4.52% of the population.

Erie Pa Poverty

Erie Pa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White65,94713,73020.82%
Black15,5815,75236.92%
Hispanic7,1413,93055.03%
Multiple3,8561,91849.74%
Other1,80380644.70%
Asian2,79671725.64%
Native3193711.60%
Islander43716.28%

26.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.56%

Male Poverty Rate

28.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie Pa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie Pa is Hispanic, with 55.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie Pa is Native, with 11.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.90%.

Erie Pa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.65%
High School21.91%
Some College17.78%
Bachelors or Greater10.11%

Erie Pa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.76%
Male Unemployed50.43%
Female Employed14.60%
Male Employed9.56%

Erie Pa Income

Erie Pa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,802$47,651
Families$46,224$58,005
Married Families$62,346$73,659
Non Families$23,381$32,831

Erie Pa Marital Status

Erie Pa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie Pa Married by Age and Sex

Erie Pa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Erie Pa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Erie Pa Veterans

Erie Pa Veterans by War

6,370

Number of Veterans

5,859

Male Veterans

511

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,086
First Gulf War910
Second Gulf War862
Korea711
World War II324

Erie Pa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,650
65 to 741,499
35 to 541,431
55 to 641,151
18 to 34639

Erie Pa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,4328.97%
Black7707.10%
Hispanic1092.50%
2 or More754.72%
Asian532.64%
Other211.85%
Indian125.71%
Hawaiian716.28%

Erie Pa Veterans by Education

13.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie Pa Employment Status

Erie Pa Employment by Age

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Erie Pa Employment by Race

Erie Pa Employment by Education

Erie Pa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.24%

Born in Pennsylvania

92.59%

Native Born

7.41%

Foreign Born

4.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.59% of Erie Pa residents were born in the United States, with 74.24% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.