Erie County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

264,467

Erie County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 264,467 with a growth rate of -0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County, Pennsylvania is the 16th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 280,809 and has seen a growth of -5.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029256,412-1,611-0.62%
2028258,023-1,611-0.62%
2027259,634-1,611-0.62%
2026261,245-1,611-0.61%
2025262,856-1,611-0.61%
2024264,467-1,611-0.61%
2023266,078-1,611-0.6%
2022267,689-1,611-0.6%
2021269,300-1,239-0.46%
2020270,5391,0100.37%
2019269,529-2,251-0.83%
2018271,780-2,075-0.76%
2017273,855-2,784-1.01%
2016276,639-1,813-0.65%
2015278,452-1,208-0.43%
2014279,660-1,245-0.44%
2013280,905-511-0.18%
2012281,4161720.06%
2011281,2444350.15%
2010280,809
1990275,572-4,208-1.5%
1980279,78016,1266.12%
1970263,65412,9725.17%
1960250,68231,29414.26%
1950219,38838,49921.28%
1940180,8895,6123.2%
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%
185038,7427,39823.6%
184031,34414,30383.93%
183017,0418,48899.24%
18208,5534,795127.59%
18103,7582,290155.99%
18001,468-254,944-99.43%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.61% (-1,611)
County Website
Erie County
County Seat
2010 Population
280,809
Area
799 mi²
Density
331 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.82% (-16,342)
Founded
November 7, 1803

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White227,59084.14%
Black or African American18,8286.96%
Two or more races14,8655.5%
Asian5,1421.9%
Other race3,5061.3%
Native American5040.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander600.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Erie County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.9

Total

39

Male

41.1

Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 213,905 adults, (50,712 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female135,87950.23%
Male134,61649.77%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Erie County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All109,4742.356832
Married47,6863.0487.712.3
Non Family43,2391.2452.347.7
Female13,4963.2350.649.4
Male5,0533.0462.137.9
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Erie County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Erie County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75%.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,385

Average Earnings

$48,898

Average Male

$34,649

Average Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

93.3% of Erie County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 6.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White213,69626,61612.46%
Black16,6156,02236.24%
Hispanic12,3223,88531.53%
Multiple14,6163,76025.73%
Other3,3751,05431.23%
Asian4,74868314.39%
Native48212425.73%
Islander604168.33%
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15.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.5%

Male Poverty Rate

17.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 68.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is White, with 12.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.14%.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.03%
High School14.03%
Some College10.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.33%
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Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.59%
Male Unemployed28.35%
Female Employed9.65%
Male Employed6.08%
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Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Erie County, Pennsylvania 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 55-64.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16,228

Number of Veterans

15,007

Male Veterans

1,221

Female Veterans

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Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.88%

Born in Erie County, Pennsylvania

95.62%

Native Born

4.38%

Foreign Born

1.85%

Non Citizen

2.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.62% of Erie County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 77.88% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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