Erie, Pennsylvania Population 2021

93,928
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Erie Demographics

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

  • White: 72.73%
  • Black or African American: 16.40%
  • Two or more races: 4.60%
  • Other race: 3.00%
  • Asian: 2.81%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Erie, Pennsylvania is 93,928based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 96,298.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 101,786.

Erie, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021266,096-1,816-0.68%
2020267,912-1,816-0.68%
2019269,728-1,816-0.67%
2018271,544-2,014-0.74%
2017273,558-2,612-0.95%
2016276,170-2,004-0.73%
2015278,174-1,249-0.45%
2014279,423-1,294-0.46%
2013280,717-815-0.29%
2012281,5322050.07%
2011281,3275280.19%
2010280,7990.00%

Erie Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White70,74472.73%
Black or African American15,95416.40%
Two or More Races4,4784.60%
Some Other Race2,9173.00%
Asian2,7372.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native3900.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.04%
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Erie Population By Race

Erie Population Pyramid 2021

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Erie Median Age

34.9


Total

33.6


Male

36.1


Female

Erie Adults

There are 74,937 adults, (13,917 of whom are seniors) in Erie.

Erie Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie Sex Ratio

Mujer

49,082

50.46%

Masculino

48,181

49.54%

Erie Population by Age

Erie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Erie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All50.9%49.1%
Masculino43.4%56.6%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Mujer35.5%64.5%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,8972.350.9
Non Family18,1441.2740.7
Married12,4463.0875.6
Mujer6,8563.2835.5
Masculino2,4513.3443.4

3.04

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Erie Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1314.90%
9th to 12th Grade5,7609.02%
High School Graduate25,49139.91%
Some College10,24916.05%
Associates Degree5,4458.53%
Bachelors Degree9,46414.82%
Graduate Degree4,3256.77%
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Erie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Erie Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White48,40543,70311,747
Black8,7967,0571,121
Hispanic3,8782,239338
Asian1,589861319
2+ Races1,3951,149276
Other Race1,369670112
Native American21519434
Islander36364

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.27%.

Erie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$29,993$32,182$25,911
Less Than 9th Grade$19,647$23,028$16,133
High School Graduate$25,852$28,798$23,198
Some College$30,329$32,326$26,706
Bachelors Degree$38,634$44,306$32,829
Graduate Degree$55,053$69,250$45,631

$29,993

Average Earnings

$32,182

Average Male

$25,911

Average Female

Erie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erie Language by Age

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Erie Language

87.76% of Erie residents speak only English, while 12.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Erie Language

Erie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White63,13912,32519.52%
Black15,0886,27141.56%
Hispanic7,6983,60546.83%
Multiple4,2031,70640.59%
Other2,8611,15440.34%
Asian2,61155121.10%
Native3735915.82%
Islander431125.58%

26.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.22%

Male Poverty Rate

27.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie is Hispanic, with 46.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie is Native, with 15.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.04%.

Erie Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.77%
High School22.58%
Some College16.89%
Bachelors or Greater9.53%

Erie Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.07%
Male Unemployed49.22%
Female Employed13.49%
Male Employed10.78%

Erie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Erie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,894$51,134
Families$48,229$62,004
Married Families$65,199$79,548
Non Families$25,330$35,243
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Income by Household Type

Erie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie Married by Age and Sex

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Erie 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 45-54.

Erie Marital Status by Race

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Erie Marital Status

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5,676

Number of Veterans

5,183

Male Veterans

493

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,113
Second Gulf War819
First Gulf War746
Korea520
World War II232

Erie Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,517
75+1,357
35 to 541,194
55 to 641,092
18 to 34516

Erie Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8748.37%
Black6396.01%
2+ Races794.21%
Hispanic601.22%
Asian321.63%
Native American187.06%
Other Race170.94%
Islander1739.53%

Erie Veterans by Race

Erie Veterans by Education

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13.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie Veterans by Education

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Erie Employment by Age

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Erie Employment by Race

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Erie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.47%

Born in Erie

92.74%

Native Born

7.26%

Foreign Born

3.96%

Non Citizen

3.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.74% of Erie residents were born in the United States, with 73.47% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Erie Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202193,928-790-0.83%
202094,718-790-0.83%
201995,508-790-0.82%
201896,298-916-0.94%
201797,214-997-1.02%
201698,211-819-0.83%
201599,030-684-0.69%
201499,714-818-0.81%
2013100,532-758-0.75%
2012101,290-221-0.22%
2011101,511-208-0.20%
2010101,719-1,998-0.19%
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%

Erie Population by Year