Erie County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Erie County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 273,892 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Erie County, Pennsylvania is the 15th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018272,061-1,831-0.67%
2017273,892-2,397-0.87%
2016276,289-1,893-0.68%
2015278,182-1,255-0.45%
2014279,437-1,287-0.46%
2013280,724-799-0.28%
2012281,5232270.08%
2011281,2964990.18%
2010280,7975,2251.90%
1990275,572-4,208-1.50%
1980279,78016,1266.12%
1970263,65412,9725.17%
1960250,68231,29414.26%
1950219,38838,49921.28%
1940180,8895,6123.20%
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%
185038,7427,39823.60%
184031,34414,30383.93%
183017,0418,48899.24%
18208,5534,795127.59%
18103,7582,290155.99%
18001,4680.00%

How Many People Live in Erie County, Pennsylvania?

273,892

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White239,45186.77%
Black or African American20,0717.27%
Two or More Races8,1822.96%
Asian4,5861.66%
Some Other Race2,9571.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native6570.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.02%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Erie County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.4


Total

38


Male

41.2


Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 216,136 adults, (46,335 of whom are seniors) in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Erie County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

139,716

50.63%

Male

136,256

49.37%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Erie County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Erie County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All65.8%34.2%
Male60.8%39.2%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Female45%55%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All110,0502.3965.8
Married49,3903.0486.2
Non Family40,9551.2449.1
Female14,2783.1345
Male5,4273.1960.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erie County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1332.73%
9th to 12th Grade11,2716.00%
High School Graduate73,34239.02%
Some College29,38515.63%
Associates Degree16,8368.96%
Bachelors Degree33,58117.87%
Graduate Degree18,4169.80%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White166,828155,20548,253
Black11,2459,0801,563
Hispanic5,2843,697524
Asian2,5661,689924
Multiple Races1,9861,756559
Other Race1,7141,233260
Native American41134259
Islander55492

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.01%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,100$42,123$29,034
Less Than High School$21,124$25,498$16,229
High School Grad$29,409$36,336$23,093
Some College$32,617$41,872$27,576
Bachelors Degree$44,249$53,183$36,216
Graduate Degree$59,920$74,502$53,466

$35,100

Average Earnings

$42,123

Average Male

$29,034

Average Female

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Erie County, Pennsylvania Language

92.91% of Erie County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 7.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Erie County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White224,21628,68812.79%
Black17,7236,79238.32%
Hispanic10,6864,79044.83%
Multiple7,6752,80636.56%
Other2,7941,10939.69%
Asian4,20964815.40%
Native64911016.95%
Islander681014.71%

16.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.88%

Male Poverty Rate

17.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is Hispanic, with 44.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erie County, Pennsylvania is White, with 12.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.19%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.87%
High School13.45%
Some College10.74%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income

Erie County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,716$67,152
Families$63,909$81,436
Married Families$78,165$96,167
Non Families$28,766$40,006

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Erie County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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

Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans

19,933

Number of Veterans

18,486

Male Veterans

1,447

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,417
First Gulf War3,177
Second Gulf War2,565
Korea2,015
World War II1,074
Name Veterans % of Total
White18,5389.62%
Black9766.95%
2 or More2006.25%
Hispanic1412.05%
Indian11623.15%
Asian651.98%
Hawaiian2030.30%
Other180.85%

$Erie County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Erie County, Pennsylvania 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

77.88%

Born in Pennsylvania

95.24%

Native Born

4.76%

Foreign Born

2.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.24% of Erie County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 77.88% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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