Erie County PA Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Erie County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 279,798
Daytime Population: Workers 132,444
Daytime Population: Residents 149,599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 282,043
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 266,935
Population in Familes 208,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,863
Population Density2 350
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $48,961
Average Household Income $65,272
Per Capita Income $26,495


Total Housing Units 121,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,788 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,996 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,590 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $128,762
Average Home Value $161,813


Total Households 110,784
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 69,841
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 -0.04% -0.16%
Households 0.05% -0.12%
Families -0.07% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.62%


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, 2017 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 # 36 48th
Per Capita Income # 31 55th

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