Erie County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 281,004
Population in Households 267,913
Population in Familes 209,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,091
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 111,578
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 70,363
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 121,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72,406 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,172 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,041 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $142,151
Average Home Value $174,546
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,854
Average Household Income $58,528
Per Capita Income $23,574
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.02%
Households 0.25% 0.1%
Families 0.06% -0.02%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Erie County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erie County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 14 81st
Population Density1 # 19 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 19 72nd
Median Household Income # 44 36th
Per Capita Income # 34 51st

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