Erie, Pennsylvania Population 2022

93,439
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Erie is a city located in Erie County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Erie County. With a 2020 population of 93,439, it is the 5th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 386th largest city in the United States. Erie is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -3.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 96,616 in 2020. Spanning over 19 miles, Erie has a population density of 4,881 people per square mile.

The average household income in Erie is $51,134 with a poverty rate of 25.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Erie is 34.9 years, 33.6 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Erie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Eriewas:

  • White: 72.44%
  • Black or African American: 15.64%
  • Two or more races: 5.54%
  • Other race: 3.06%
  • Asian: 2.84%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Erie, Pennsylvania is 93,439 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 96,616.

Erie, Pennsylvania Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Erie Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Erie Population by Race

Erie Population Pyramid 2022

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Erie Median Age

34.5


Total

33


Male

35.8


Female

Erie Adults

There are 74,983 adults, (14,376 of whom are seniors) in Erie.

Erie Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie Sex Ratio

Female

49,483

51.22%

Male

47,133

48.78%

Erie Population by Age

Erie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Erie Household Types

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie Households and Families

3.02

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Erie Households by Type

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Erie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Erie Educational Attainment by Race

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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 native american people with a rate of 27.70%.

Erie Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,300

Average Earnings

$33,552

Average Male

$25,949

Average Female

Erie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erie Language by Age

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Erie Language

88.02% of Erie residents speak only English, while 11.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.77% of the population.

Erie Language

Erie Poverty by Race

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25.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.66%

Male Poverty Rate

25.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie is Hispanic, with 45.80% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.68%.

Erie Poverty

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Erie Poverty Rate by Education

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Erie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Erie Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Erie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

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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5,028

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Erie Veterans by War

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Erie Veterans by Age

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Erie Veterans by Race

Erie Veterans by Education

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11.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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73.81%

Born in Erie

92.86%

Native Born

7.14%

Foreign Born

3.91%

Non Citizen

3.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.86% of Erie residents were born in the United States, with 73.81% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Erie Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Erie Population by Year