Erie, Pennsylvania Population 2018

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 922.56 people/km² (2389.42 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 34.2 years, 32.4 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 45,729 households in the city, with an average size of 2.33 people per household. The vacancy rate was 10.4%, with a median rent of $662/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $86,700.

The median income for households in Erie, Pennsylvania is $35,205, while the mean household income is $46,218. The per capita income is $19,577, and 20.2% of families and 26.4% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 38% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 13.4% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth 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%
2010101,758-1,959-1.89%
2000103,717-5,001-4.60%
1990108,718-10,405-8.73%
1980119,123-10,142-7.85%
1970129,265-9,175-6.63%
1960138,4407,6375.84%
1950130,80313,84811.84%
1940116,9559880.85%
1930115,96722,59524.20%
192093,37226,84740.36%
191066,52513,79226.15%
190052,73312,09929.78%
189040,63412,89746.50%
188027,7378,09141.18%
187019,64610,227108.58%
18609,4193,56160.79%
18505,8582,44671.69%
18403,4121,912127.47%
18301,500900150.00%
182060020050.00%
1810400300300.00%
18001000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White74,438
Black or African American16,385
Two or More Races4,374
Asian2,900
Some Other Race1,549
American Indian and Alaska Native442
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander69

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Erie Pa Population Pyramid 2018

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Erie Pa Median Age

34.2


Total

32.4


Male

35.9


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 74,974 adults in Erie Pa.

Erie Pa Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie Pa Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.5
Houses Without Mortgage
8,157
Houses With Mortgage
12,829
Vacancy Rate
10.4
Median Rent
662
Median Home Value
86,700
Renter-Occupied Units
19,977
Owner-Occupied Units
20,986
Total Housing Units
45,729

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Erie Pa for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.6% and the labor force participation rate is 59.7%.

Erie Pa Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.33
Average Family Size
3.08
Total Households
40963
Married Couple Households
13284
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2198
Female Householder (no husband) Families
7126
Non Family Households
18355
Total Families
22608
Households With Own Children
10309
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
8
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

Erie Pa Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
5,088
$10,000 to $14,999
3,155
$15,000 to $24,999
6,749
$25,000 to $34,999
5,397
$35,000 to $49,999
6,602
$50,000 to $74,999
7,011
$75,000 to $99,999
3,574
$100,000 to $149,999
2,462
$150,000 to $199,999
578
Over $200,000
347

Erie Pa Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Erie Pa

Pennsylvania

$35,205

$54,895

$46,218

$75,235

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Erie Pa Education Data

Erie Pa Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,5453.92%
9th to 12th Grade
5,8398.99%
High School Graduate
26,92841.46%
Some College
10,52616.21%
Associates Degree
4,9897.68%
Bachelors Degree
9,79215.08%
Graduate Degree
4,3246.66%