Erie, Colorado Population 2020

28,003

Erie is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 28,003, it is the 28th largest city in Colorado and the 1357th largest city in the United States. Erie is currently growing at a rate of 4.78% annually and its population has increased by 54.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,135 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Erie has a population density of 1,421 people per square mile.

The average household income in Erie is $133,173 with a poverty rate of 4.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,809 per month, and the median house value is $437,000. The median age in Erie is 36.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 36.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.5 males.

Erie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Erie was:

  • White: 91.67%
  • Asian: 5.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Black or African American: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Erie, Colorado is 28,003, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,447.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,135.

Erie, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,05391.67%
Asian1,2065.25%
Two or More Races5682.47%
Some Other Race890.39%
Black or African American490.21%

Erie Population Pyramid 2020

Erie Median Age

36.8


Total

37.4


Male

36.3


Female

Erie Adults

There are 16,012 adults, (2,147 of whom are seniors) in Erie.

Erie Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie Sex Ratio

Female

11,572

50.39%

Male

11,393

49.61%

Erie Households and Families

Erie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Erie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.8%7.2%
All86.9%13.1%
Non Family76.2%23.8%
Female75.7%24.3%
Male54.7%45.3%

86.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7722.9586.9
Married5,3453.3592.8
Non Family1,6581.3876.2
Female5113.6675.7
Male2583.3454.7

3.31

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1951.30%
9th to 12th Grade2431.62%
High School Graduate1,62210.80%
Some College2,92819.50%
Associates Degree8535.68%
Bachelors Degree5,65237.64%
Graduate Degree3,52323.46%

Erie Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,61412,4448,132
Hispanic1,3961,309554
Asian718613426
Multiple Races33827671
Other Race58277
Black777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,242$86,709$46,739
Less Than High School$14,929$$14,631
High School Grad$37,607$39,148$35,643
Some College$48,536$62,554$32,865
Bachelors Degree$81,240$103,849$52,803
Graduate Degree$78,947$111,375$60,893

$66,242

Average Earnings

$86,709

Average Male

$46,739

Average Female

Erie Language

Erie Language by Age

Erie Language

89.04% of Erie residents speak only English, while 10.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.42% of the population.

Erie Poverty

Erie Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,9077133.77%
Multiple56820035.21%
Hispanic2,299863.74%
Asian1,206564.64%
Other891415.73%

4.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.59%

Male Poverty Rate

5.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie is Multiple, with 35.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie is Hispanic, with 3.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.65%
High School8.88%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater1.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.37%
Male Unemployed10.30%
Female Employed3.37%
Male Employed2.10%

Erie Income

Erie Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$119,973$133,173
Families$133,517$144,606
Married Families$138,825-
Non Families$77,644$86,613

Erie Marital Status

Erie Marital Status

Marriage Rates

65.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.0%

Male Marriage Rate

64.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie Married by Age and Sex

Erie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Erie Marital Status by Race

Erie Veterans

1,035

Number of Veterans

966

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam295
First Gulf War288
Second Gulf War233
Korea102
World War II7
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54324
55 to 64233
75+229
65 to 74164
18 to 3485
Name Veterans % of Total
White9616.52%
Hispanic573.55%
2 or More5314.17%
Other2128.00%

$Erie Veterans by Education

3.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie Employment Status

73.8%

Labor Force Participation

70.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Erie 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

40.48%

Born in Colorado

92.29%

Native Born

7.71%

Foreign Born

3.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.29% of Erie residents were born in the United States, with 40.48% having been born in Colorado. 3.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,0031,2784.78%
201926,7251,2785.02%
201825,4471,2885.33%
201724,1591,2785.59%
201622,8811,2865.96%
201521,5958774.23%
201420,7186923.46%
201320,0264922.52%
201219,5345983.16%
201118,9366553.58%
201018,28111,99011.26%
20006,2910.00%