Erie County PA Information


Erie County Subdivisions

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. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
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.