Erie County PA Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Erie County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 280,732
Population in Households 267,841
Population in Familes 209,210
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,891
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 111,572
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 70,318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 121,878 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72,172 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,400 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,306 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $124,350
Average Home Value $158,696


Median Household Income $46,365
Average Household Income $62,041
Per Capita Income $25,308
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% -0.07%
Households 0.17% 0.03%
Families 0.03% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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, 2016 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 81st
Population Density1 # 19 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 20 72nd
Median Household Income # 38 45th
Per Capita Income # 32 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.