Erie County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Erie County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 274,541 with a growth rate of -1.65% 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
2017274,541-4,592-1.65%
2016279,1332,8121.02%
2016276,321-1,790-0.64%
2015278,111-1,240-0.44%
2014279,351-1,296-0.46%
2013280,647-856-0.30%
2012281,5032150.08%
2011281,2885130.18%
2010280,7755,2031.89%
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
White243,823
Black or African American19,863
Two or More Races7,845
Asian4,307
Some Other Race2,421
American Indian and Alaska Native772
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander102

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

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Erie County, Pennsylvania Median Age

38.9


Total

37.5


Male

40.5


Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 217,724 adults, (43,824 of which are seniors) in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

141,392

50.65%

Male

137,741

49.35%

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%14%
All65.9%34.1%
Male62.7%37.3%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female44.1%55.9%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All110,0472.4265.9
Married50,0333.0786
Non Family40,5261.2549.2
Female14,4733.1744.1
Male5,0153.2262.7

3.02

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie County, Pennsylvania Households

Erie County, Pennsylvania Education

Erie County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6662.49%
9th to 12th Grade12,1006.44%
High School Graduate74,72639.80%
Some College29,92715.94%
Associates Degree15,7088.37%
Bachelors Degree33,25117.71%
Graduate Degree17,3719.25%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White167,507155,21747,000
Black11,0708,8781,526
Hispanic4,9413,629527
Asian2,4091,546905
Multiple Races1,8231,570501
Other Race1,5341,223269
Native American49944198
Islander86757

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.57%.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,577$40,334$27,070
Less Than High School$18,200$24,154$13,163
High School Grad$27,247$33,540$21,952
Some College$31,742$40,541$26,583
Bachelors Degree$41,947$50,339$35,579
Graduate Degree$54,454$68,684$48,759

$32,577

Average Earnings

$40,334

Average Male

$27,070

Average Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

93.25% of Erie County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 6.75% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White228,44730,20113.22%
Black17,8566,88438.55%
Hispanic10,2154,44943.55%
Multiple7,4462,69636.21%
Asian4,0301,04826.00%
Other2,23157225.64%
Native75525533.77%
Islander1022322.55%

16.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.30%

Male Poverty Rate

17.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is Hispanic, with 43.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is White, with 13.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.48%.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.47%
High School13.56%
Some College11.10%
Bachelors or Greater5.82%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.41%
Male Unemployed32.54%
Female Employed9.36%
Male Employed5.73%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,094$63,185
Families$60,552$76,752
Married Families$73,196$89,925
Non Families$26,906$37,018

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

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

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

20,689

Number of Veterans

19,207

Male Veterans

1,482

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,056
First Gulf War3,388
Korea2,545
Second Gulf War2,379
World War II1,241

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 745,285
75+5,222
35 to 544,785
55 to 643,821
18 to 341,576

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,1939.82%
Black1,1278.14%
Hispanic2483.87%
2 or More1394.66%
Indian11620.94%
Asian672.19%
Other392.22%
Hawaiian88.08%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990