Erie County, Ohio Population 2021

Erie County, Ohio's estimated population is 73,772 with a growth rate of -0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County, Ohio is the 36th largest county in Ohio. The 2010 Population was 76,978 and has seen a growth of -4.16% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202173,772-247-0.33%
202074,019-247-0.33%
201974,266-247-0.33%
201874,513-247-0.33%
201774,760-239-0.32%
201674,999-361-0.48%
201575,360-449-0.59%
201475,809-244-0.32%
201376,053-375-0.49%
201276,428-259-0.34%
201176,687-291-0.38%
201076,9781990.26%
199076,779-2,876-3.61%
198079,6553,7464.93%
197075,9097,90911.63%
196068,00015,43529.36%
195052,5659,36421.68%
194043,2011,0682.53%
193042,1332,3445.89%
192039,7891,4623.81%
191038,3276771.80%
190037,6502,1886.17%
189035,4622,8228.65%
188032,6404,45215.79%
187028,1883,71415.18%
186024,4745,90631.81%
185018,5685,96947.38%
184012,5990.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.33%
County Website
State
Founded
March 16, 1838
County Seat
2010 Population
76,978
Growth Since 2010
-4.16%
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Erie County, Ohio Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White63,92885.49%
Black or African American6,7699.05%
Two or More Races2,3293.11%
Some Other Race1,0151.36%
Asian4410.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native2920.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
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Erie County, Ohio Population by Race

Erie County, Ohio Population Pyramid $2021

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Erie County, Ohio Median Age

44.8


Total

44


Male

45.7


Female

Erie County, Ohio Adults

There are 59,482 adults, (15,930 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, Ohio.

Erie County, Ohio Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female

38,107

50.96%

Male

36,673

49.04%

Erie County, Ohio Population by Age

Erie County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Erie County, Ohio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All69.2%30.8%
Male62.8%37.2%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Female45%55%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erie County, Ohio Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,1832.3669.2
Married14,6632.9287.1
Non Family11,2181.1955.2
Female3,9253.2645
Male1,3773.3162.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Erie County, Ohio Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0742.00%
9th to 12th Grade3,3406.23%
High School Graduate19,98037.25%
Some College11,31421.09%
Associates Degree5,51310.28%
Bachelors Degree7,81514.57%
Graduate Degree4,6038.58%
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Erie County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Erie County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White46,52743,41311,539
Black3,9983,227268
Hispanic1,8031,330220
2+ Races817738240
Other Race66049253
Asian323316155
Native American221214
Islander66

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 asian people with a rate of 47.99%.

Erie County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,295$44,976$29,992
Less Than 9th Grade$18,231$25,069$14,327
High School Graduate$30,787$37,308$25,945
Some College$36,791$48,338$28,458
Bachelors Degree$47,776$55,674$43,079
Graduate Degree$62,971$70,758$58,726

$36,295

Average Earnings

$44,976

Average Male

$29,992

Average Female

Erie County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erie County, Ohio Language by Age

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Erie County, Ohio Language

96.74% of Erie County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 3.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Erie County, Ohio Language

Erie County, Ohio Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,3695,5359.02%
Black6,5841,88028.55%
Hispanic3,23876623.66%
Multiple2,20458126.36%
Other99432132.29%
Native2903512.07%
Asian44120.45%

11.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.86%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Ohio is Other, with 32.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Ohio is Asian, with 0.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.77%.

Erie County, Ohio Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.76%
High School11.10%
Some College6.97%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Erie County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.60%
Female Unemployed19.44%
Female Employed9.34%
Male Employed3.96%

Erie County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Erie County, Ohio Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,226$76,190
Families$67,157$89,064
Married Families$80,096$103,564
Non Families$32,137$49,007
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Income by Household Type

Erie County, Ohio Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

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Erie County, Ohio 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 County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

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Erie County, Ohio Marital Status

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5,876

Number of Veterans

5,575

Male Veterans

301

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,140
First Gulf War1,008
Second Gulf War1,001
Korea593
World War II250

Erie County, Ohio Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,587
75+1,444
35 to 541,248
55 to 641,095
18 to 34502

Erie County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,40910.34%
Black3467.27%
Hispanic27712.74%
Native American8435.15%
2+ Races272.55%
Other Race81.08%
Asian20.58%

Erie County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Erie County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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4.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, Ohio Employment by Age

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Erie County, Ohio Employment by Race

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Erie County, Ohio 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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79.46%

Born in Erie County, Ohio

98.00%

Native Born

2.00%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.00% of Erie County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 79.46% having been born in Ohio. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Erie County, Ohio Place of Birth

  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

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