Erie County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Erie County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 273,892 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County, Pennsylvania is the 15th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018272,061-1,831-0.67%
2017273,892-2,397-0.87%
2016276,289-1,893-0.68%
2015278,182-1,255-0.45%
2014279,437-1,287-0.46%
2013280,724-799-0.28%
2012281,5232270.08%
2011281,2964990.18%
2010280,7975,2251.90%
1990275,572-4,208-1.50%
1980279,78016,1266.12%
1970263,65412,9725.17%
1960250,68231,29414.26%
1950219,38838,49921.28%
1940180,8895,6123.20%
1930175,27721,74114.16%
1920153,53638,01932.91%
1910115,51717,04417.31%
190098,47312,39914.41%
189086,07411,38615.24%
188074,6888,71513.21%
187065,97316,54133.46%
186049,43210,69027.59%
185038,7427,39823.60%
184031,34414,30383.93%
183017,0418,48899.24%
18208,5534,795127.59%
18103,7582,290155.99%
18001,4680.00%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White242,063
Black or African American19,850
Two or More Races8,000
Asian4,487
Some Other Race2,601
American Indian and Alaska Native734
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander59

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Erie County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39


Total

37.6


Male

40.9


Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 217,254 adults, (45,175 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

140,660

50.63%

Male

137,134

49.37%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Erie County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Erie County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All66.1%33.9%
Male62%38%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Female44.6%55.4%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All110,3772.466.1
Married49,9443.0686.1
Non Family41,1431.2449.7
Female14,1693.1744.6
Male5,1213.1662

3.01

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1352.73%
9th to 12th Grade11,9226.34%
High School Graduate74,35539.53%
Some College28,82815.33%
Associates Degree16,2308.63%
Bachelors Degree33,98018.06%
Graduate Degree17,6529.38%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White167,348154,83447,833
Black11,1048,8841,500
Hispanic5,1333,776635
Asian2,5611,7361,010
Multiple Races1,8991,657529
Other Race1,4331,085243
Native American50544688
Islander50473

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,783$40,854$27,855
Less Than High School$19,800$24,892$14,728
High School Grad$27,908$34,868$22,559
Some College$32,418$41,122$27,630
Bachelors Degree$43,093$50,873$36,028
Graduate Degree$56,757$70,224$51,311

$33,783

Average Earnings

$40,854

Average Male

$27,855

Average Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

93.26% of Erie County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 6.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.86% of the population.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White226,49030,29213.37%
Black17,7106,57537.13%
Hispanic10,4734,61844.09%
Multiple7,5862,91438.41%
Asian4,18591121.77%
Other2,41181933.97%
Native72514820.41%
Islander59711.86%

16.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.13%

Male Poverty Rate

18.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is Hispanic, with 44.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 11.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.82%
High School13.40%
Some College11.15%
Bachelors or Greater6.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.81%
Male Unemployed33.13%
Female Employed9.32%
Male Employed5.58%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,192$64,848
Families$62,251$78,972
Married Families$75,581$93,094
Non Families$27,208$37,971

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans

20,074

Number of Veterans

18,669

Male Veterans

1,405

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,295
First Gulf War3,273
Second Gulf War2,504
Korea2,232
World War II1,074

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,5919.55%
Black1,0487.55%
Hispanic1962.93%
2 or More1845.89%
Indian14726.44%
Asian722.23%
Other211.21%
Hawaiian1119.30%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

8.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Erie County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Erie10178298593-3189-3.13%
Corry66056360-245-3.71%
Edinboro64386236-202-3.14%
North East42944135-159-3.70%
Wesleyville33413194-147-4.40%
Union City33203188-132-3.98%
Girard31042996-108-3.48%
Lake City30312938-93-3.07%
Waterford1517152360.40%
Albion15161465-51-3.36%
Cranesville638608-30-4.70%
Platea430406-24-5.58%
Mill Village412387-25-6.07%
Wattsburg403382-21-5.21%
McKean388381-7-1.80%
Elgin218213-5-2.29%
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