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Erie County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 75,828 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 79,551 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,528
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,751
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,854
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,581 (it was 8,873 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 255 sq. mi.

Water area: 371.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 298 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Erie County: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%), Wholesale trade (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Erie County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 37,168  (49.0%)
Females: 38,660  (51.0%)

Erie County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Erie County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $47,544 ($42,746 in 1999)

This county:

$47,544
Ohio:

$51,075

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $593 (lower quartile is $479, upper quartile is $693)
This county:

$593
State:

$596


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $136,300 (it was $107,400 in 2000)
Erie:

$136,300
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,000 - $201,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $168,834
Here:

$168,834
State:

$173,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,027
Here:

$169,027
State:

$154,387

In 2-unit structures: $155,893
Here:

$155,893
State:

$129,444

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,067
Here:

$205,067
State:

$121,212

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,647
Here:

$142,647
State:

$160,749

Mobile homes: $39,441
Here:

$39,441
State:

$50,037
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,189
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $442

Institutionalized population: 1,281

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 137
  • Thefts: 258
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 139
  • Thefts: 307
  • Auto thefts: 26
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 103 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2009: 43 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2011: 48 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2013: 80 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $260,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,976 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,671 (1.3%)

Erie County household income distribution in 2009 Erie County home values distribution Erie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.2%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 31.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.2%
Erie County:

12.2%
Ohio:

14.8%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.3% for American Indian residents, 28.4% for other race residents, 29.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 59 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Area name: Sandusky, OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Erie County is $454 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $580 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sandusky, Vermilion, Huron, Sandusky South, Milan, Fairview Lanes, Castalia, Bay View, Berlin Heights, Kelleys Island.

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
43438Kelleys Island21.81.71.751.750.074.041.750.901.75
44089Vermilion11770.10.17.734.0810.53136.284.901.739.78
44814Berlin Heights2221.70.37.055.015.2874.95.952.409.15
44816Birmingham6110.53.872.713.6494.112.951.503.25
44824Castalia35279.20.728.197.4967.73240.225.803.189.95
44839Huron15470.10.16.043.148.16135.234.001.408.55
44846Milan4581.60.111.124.3218.3164.645.002.307.73
44870Sandusky26337.40.14.062.294.86119.622.501.105.10

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Erie County: Stanley Yard (A), Belmont Golf Course (B), Willis Day Industrial Park (C), Tanglewood Golf Course (D), Plaza (E), Cedar Business Center (F), Levis Industrial Park (G), Riverby Hills Golf Course (H), Town and Country Commercial Village (I), Wood County Landfill (J), Hertzseld Poultry Farms (K), Reyskens Dairy (L), Meyer Farms (M), Manders Dairy (N), Bateson Farms (O), Deshler Sewage Disposal (P), Tank Siding (Q), Church Camp (R), Bradner Sewage Treatment Plant (S), Church Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Woodland Mall Shopping Center (1), Perrysburg Marketplace Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Erie County include: Antioch Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Brethren Church (C), Cloverdale United Methodist Church (D), Salem Lutheran Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Oakdale United Methodist Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), South Liberty Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Rose Cemetery (1), Sargeant Cemetery (2), Beaver Creek Cemetery (3), Brandeberry Cemetery (4), Hufford Cemetery (5), Chapel Cemetery (6), Tontogany Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Nelots Pond (A), Wood Lake (B), Williamsburg Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Needles Creek (A), Kettle Run (B), Cuckle Creek (C), Bull Creek (D), Brush Creek (E), Tontogany Creek (F), East Branch Portage River (G), Middle Branch Portage River (H), Yankey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Erie County include: East River Road Historic District (1), Baldwin Woods Preserve (2), W W Knight Nature Preserve (3), Fuller Preserve (4), Cedar Creeks Preserve (5), Portage Park (6), Thurston State Park (7), Wood County Historical Center (8), Cedar Creek Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allen County, Indiana , Armstrong County, Pennsylvania , Hancock County , Mercer County, Pennsylvania , Logan County, Nebraska , Venango County, Pennsylvania , Trumbull County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,641
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,191 (70% naturalized citizens)

Erie County:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 159
  • 1990 to 1994: 89
  • 1985 to 1989: 116
  • 1980 to 1984: 49
  • 1975 to 1979: 114
  • 1970 to 1974: 103
  • 1970 to 1974: 69
  • 1965 to 1969: 492
Note: State values scaled to Erie County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.7%

Erie County marital status for males Erie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,420
  • One, attached: 1,323
  • Two: 2,106
  • 3 or 4: 1,560
  • 5 to 9: 1,356
  • 10 to 19: 1,132
  • 20 or more: 1,356
  • Mobile homes: 1,606
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 50

Housing units in Erie County with a mortgage: 12,829 (1,401 second mortgage, 2,375 home equity loan, 62 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,974

Here:

64.8% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Erie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,7347
Mainline Protestant10,95133
Evangelical Protestant9,83648
Black Protestant1,5298
Other8526
Orthodox201
None34,157-
Erie County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Erie County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Erie County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

11.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Erie County:

11.9%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

30.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.1%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Erie County:

Average size of farms: 242 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,180
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $379.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.44%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,921
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,603
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 24.04%
Corn for grain: 24144 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6441 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 35387 harvested acres
Vegetables: 521 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 521 acres

Tornado activity:

Erie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 2952934.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 143 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erie County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 115.9 miles away from Erie County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 231.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from Erie County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 345.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2006 to June 23, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1651: July 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1651, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Snow, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to December 24, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3198: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3198, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Ohio Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3187: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3187, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Ohio Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: August 07, 1995 to August 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1065: August 25, 1995, FEMA Id: 1065, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-377: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 377, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 24, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-362: November 24, 1972, FEMA Id: 362, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 15, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-266: July 15, 1969, FEMA Id: 266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (10%)
  • Italy (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Erie County (%):

  • German (36%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Erie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,596 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 2,619 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 124 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 22 (0%)
  • Taxi: 30 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0%)
  • Walked: 549 (1%)
  • Other means: 139 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 851 (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Erie County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 1,443 people in nursing homes
  • 175 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in other group homes
  • 21 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Erie County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 1,122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 219 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 94 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 68 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 48 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,454.

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($26,156 average AGI)
1.42% relocated from other states ($11,027 average AGI)
Erie County:

1.42%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Huron County, OH  0.89% ($28,855 average AGI)
from Lorain County, OH  0.74% ($38,132)
from Sandusky County, OH  0.29% ($26,527)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.25% ($101,475)
from Ottawa County, OH  0.18% ($24,983)
from Lucas County, OH  0.12% ($27,513)
from Franklin County, OH  0.11% ($21,083)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.52% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($22,073 average AGI)
1.79% relocated to other states ($11,975 average AGI)
Erie County:

1.79%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Huron County, OH  0.74% ($28,881 average AGI)
to Lorain County, OH  0.73% ($40,635)
to Franklin County, OH  0.29% ($26,266)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.29% ($34,402)
to Sandusky County, OH  0.29% ($27,220)
to Ottawa County, OH  0.18% ($33,085)
to Lucas County, OH  0.15% ($28,191)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Erie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Erie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Erie County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Erie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Erie County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,263 (12,224 aged, 2,039 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,224 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Erie County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,147)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (957)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (732)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (730)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (510)
  • Unspecified dementia (499)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (319)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (307)
  • Congestive heart failure (299)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (251)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,958
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 341
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 133,370

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,045
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,047
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.2
  • Other - 29.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 75,402
  • In family households: 62,438 (14,706 male householders, 6,305 female householders)
    15,452 spouses, 20,663 children (19,189 natural, 410 adopted, 1,064 stepchildren), 1,807 grandchildren, 473 brothers or sisters, 433 parents, 572 other relatives, 1,703 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,964 (5,203 male householders (4,165 living alone)), 5,646 female householders (4,932 living alone)), 2,115 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,677 (1,281 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,292 2-persons, 4,649 3-persons, 3,661 4-persons, 1,592 5-persons, 562 6-persons, 255 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,097 1-person, 1,515 2-persons, 146 3-persons, 66 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

12,992 married couples with children.
4,794 single-parent households (1,001 men, 3,793 women).

96.2% of residents of Erie County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $453,818,000 ($5,745 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $44,904,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $208,080,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $104,007,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,070,000
Federal grants: $74,047,000
Federal procurement contracts: $47,907,000 ($38,799,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,707,000 ($1,580,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $420,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,185,000
Federal Government insurance: $130,637,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,891
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,267
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +132
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,545
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Erie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.14 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 237
  • 2010 to 2013: 161
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,928
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,005
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,754
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,042
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,491
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,123
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,428
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,509
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Erie County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 307
  • 4 rooms: 1,546
  • 5 rooms: 4,603
  • 6 rooms: 5,814
  • 7 rooms: 4,540
  • 8 rooms: 3,326
  • 9+ rooms: 2,689
  • 1 room: 204
  • 2 rooms: 498
  • 3 rooms: 1,499
  • 4 rooms: 2,479
  • 5 rooms: 1,900
  • 6 rooms: 1,169
  • 7 rooms: 582
  • 8 rooms: 337
  • 9+ rooms: 205
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Erie County population
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 345
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,521
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,549
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,730
  • 5+ bedrooms: 705
  • no bedroom: 293
  • 1 bedroom: 2,118
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,954
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,891
  • 4 bedrooms: 510
  • 5+ bedrooms: 107
Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Erie County population
  • no vehicle: 719
  • 1 vehicle: 5,991
  • 2 vehicles: 10,917
  • 3 vehicles: 3,781
  • 4 vehicles: 1,035
  • 5+ vehicles: 411
  • no vehicle: 1,236
  • 1 vehicle: 4,532
  • 2 vehicles: 2,335
  • 3 vehicles: 592
  • 4 vehicles: 139
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

62% of Erie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Ohio.

Erie County:

62.0%
State average:

58.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 63,209
  • Northeast: 3,578
  • Midwest: 3,012
  • South: 7,240
  • West: 1,003

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Erie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (71.6%)
  • Electricity (13.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (65.3%)
  • Electricity (27.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,135
Here:

12.1%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 327
Here:

6.9%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 440
Here:

20.4%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Erie County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $2,545,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,151,000
    Housing & Community Development: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $12,794,000
    Health Services - Other: $7,428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,895,000
    Water Utilities: $6,562,000
    Police Protection: $5,850,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,296,000
    Regular Highways: $5,151,000
    Sewerage: $3,401,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,869,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,797,000
    Financial Administration: $2,490,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,357,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,255,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,880,000
    General - Other: $1,777,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $1,104,000
    Housing & Community Development: $810,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $194,000
    Parks & Recreation: $183,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,684,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $487,000
    General: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $7,656,000
    Water Utilities: $7,388,000
    Sewerage: $4,462,000
    General - Other: $148,000
    Police Protection: $57,000
    Central Staff: $37,000
    Health - Other: $31,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Judicial: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,563,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $538,000

Erie County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,852,000
    Sewerage: $6,258,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,285,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $199,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,692,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,630,000
    Special Assessments: $865,000
    Rents: $158,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,032,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,102,000
    Highways: $3,988,000
    All Other: $3,767,000
    General Support: $2,867,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,097,000
    Housing & Community Development: $537,000
    Water Utilities: $90,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $15,080,000
    Property: $6,885,000
    Other Selective Sales: $737,000
    NEC: $10,000

Erie County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $153,130,000
    Water Utilities: $8,973,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,086,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $25,000
    Water Utilities: $18,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $15,339,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $8,585,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $108,175,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $44,955,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $772,000
    Water Utilities: $406,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $13,500,000
    Beginning: $5,600,000

Erie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,543,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,610,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $108,448,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,210
  • Number of aged recipients: 43
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,167
  • Number of recipients under 18: 231
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 852
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 127
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 401
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 616
Erie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Erie County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED244$108,209343$128,2391,269$142,030121$34,6362$1,230,000214$149,6035$26,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$82,84637$142,676157$145,24224$26,0831$110,00022$118,9094$39,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$100,00082$94,402536$149,007118$27,1780$075$95,14720$45,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$104,57924$93,417212$144,51917$44,1180$025$110,7201$25,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$112,00019$89,21190$131,44413$52,6150$06$90,0001$5,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$128,06432$145,4691$101,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$152,9338$162,2501$105,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$97,4298$134,1252$32,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$274,0001$145,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$138,0001$116,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Erie County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John73774.2 years
Mary65478.8 years
William65174.1 years
Robert63071.0 years
James47271.8 years
Charles43173.8 years
George41275.7 years
Helen32681.9 years
Ruth31578.8 years
Joseph29676.6 years
Most common last names in Erie County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32774.9 years
Miller20576.3 years
Brown14772.8 years
Johnson13673.6 years
Williams9574.7 years
Jones8271.7 years
Young7673.4 years
Thomas7673.3 years
Davis7369.3 years
Wilson7074.8 years
Businesses in Erie County, OH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott1
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets12
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's7
Advance Auto Parts2Meijer1
Aeropostale1Men's Wearhouse1
American Eagle Outfitters1Menards1
Applebee's1Motel 62
Arby's2Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike5
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King4Panda Express1
CVS2Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet2Penske1
Circle K3Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn3Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel1Quality2
Curves3Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry6Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza3Rodeway Inn2
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge2Rue211
Express1Ryan's Grill1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx6Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Ford3Sleep Inn1
GNC3Spencer Gifts1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill1Staples1
H&R Block5Starbucks3
Hilton2Steak 'n Shake1
Holiday Inn1Subway3
Home Depot1Super 82
Honda1T-Mobile4
Hot Topic1T.G.I. Driday's2
Howard Johnson2T.J.Maxx1
JCPenney1Taco Bell2
Johnny Rockets1Target1
Jones New York3The Room Place1
Journeys1Toyota1
Justice1Toys"R"Us2
KFC1Travelodge1
Knights Inn1U-Haul7
Kohl's1UPS16
Kroger1Value City Furniture1
La Quinta1Vans1
La-Z-Boy2Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture4Victoria's Secret1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's4
Macy's1YMCA2

Erie County on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"