Erie County PA Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Erie County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forErie County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Pennsylvania Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Pennsylvania Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Erie County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 278,357
Population in Households 265,570
Population in Familes 205,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,787
Population Density2 348
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $50,174
Average Household Income $67,542
Per Capita Income $27,397


Total Housing Units 120,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72,625 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,602 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,688 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $132,107
Average Home Value $166,051


Total Households 110,227
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 69,124
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.1% -0.27%
Households -0.02% -0.23%
Families -0.19% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.58%


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, 2018 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 Density # 19 73rd
Diversity Index # 20 72nd
Median Household Income # 35 49th
Per Capita Income # 28 60th

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Pennsylvania July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: