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Erie County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 278,443 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 280,843 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 46,681
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,166
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 73,708
Renter-occupied apartments: 36,566 (it was 32,799 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 802 sq. mi.

Water area: 756.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 347 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Erie County: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Erie County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 136,913  (49.2%)
Females: 141,530  (50.8%)

Erie County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Erie County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,292 ($36,627 in 1999)

This county:

$44292
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $539 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $716)
This county:

$539
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,100 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Erie:

$116,100
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,700 - $175,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430

Institutionalized population: 5,208
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 583 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2008: 251 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2009: 383 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2010: 369 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2011: 140 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2012: 216 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2013: 258 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2014: 166 buildings, average cost: $209,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,285 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,039 (2.0%)

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 2013: 18.3%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 73.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.9% for other race residents, 37.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
Erie County:

18.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for American Indian residents, 73.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.8% for other race residents, 37.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Area name: Erie, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Erie County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Erie, Northwest Harborcreek, Edinboro, Corry, North East, Lawrence Park, Wesleyville, Union City, Girard, Lake City.

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Erie County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.061 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Norfolk County, Massachusetts .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 18,832
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,706 (47% naturalized citizens)

Erie County:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,704
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,288
  • 1985 to 1989: 417
  • 1980 to 1984: 441
  • 1975 to 1979: 442
  • 1970 to 1974: 382
  • 1970 to 1974: 370
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,662

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 73,551
  • One, attached: 3,217
  • Two: 11,244
  • 3 or 4: 6,524
  • 5 to 9: 4,422
  • 10 to 19: 2,382
  • 20 or more: 5,214
  • Mobile homes: 7,724
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Erie County with a mortgage: 37,373 (3,592 second mortgage, 6,627 home equity loan, 141 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,947

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Erie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic93,99840
Mainline Protestant32,928111
Evangelical Protestant23,687110
Other4,42928
Black Protestant2,42316
Orthodox8157
None122,286-
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: 46
Erie County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Erie County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 195
This county:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Erie County:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

29.8%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Erie County:

Average size of farms: 129 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $50,187
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $488.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,609
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,463
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.20%
Corn for grain: 17539 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2687 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7947 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,211 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11,793 acres

Earthquake activity:

Erie County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 42.6 miles away from Erie County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 64.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 317.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Erie 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 336.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances, Incident Period: September 8, 2004 to September 9, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1555): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, High Winds, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1985 to June 1, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-737): June 3, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-737, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3026): January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-340): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Ukraine (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

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

  • German (24%)
  • Polish (13%)
  • Italian (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Erie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 101,299 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 14,187 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,660 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 111 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 128 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 466 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,409 (4%)
  • Other means: 651 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,876 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 5,801 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,005 people in nursing homes
  • 1,880 people in state prisons
  • 601 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 583 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 583 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 284 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 216 people in religious group quarters
  • 154 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 120 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 118 people in other group homes
  • 115 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 114 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 111 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 76 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 74 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 69 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 41 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 35 people in halfway houses
  • 22 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 16 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

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

  • 6,435 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,197 people in state prisons
  • 1,962 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 622 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 573 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 246 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 209 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 186 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 144 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 129 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 54 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 45 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 11 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,358.

3.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,081 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.00%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.10% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($13,015 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($28,821 average AGI)
Erie County:

1.86%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Crawford County, PA  0.27% ($29,330 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.19% ($41,923)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.11% ($41,850)
from Warren County, PA  0.09% ($24,374)
from Erie County, NY  0.06% ($36,746)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.05% ($42,140)
from Ashtabula County, OH  0.05% ($24,946)


3.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.55%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($406 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

1.16% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($10,537 average AGI)
2.35% relocated to other states ($25,330 average AGI)
Erie County:

2.35%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  0.30% ($29,397 average AGI)
to Crawford County, PA  0.25% ($29,060)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.13% ($16,079)
to Warren County, PA  0.08% ($30,299)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.08% ($33,578)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.05% ($49,155)
to Ashtabula County, OH  0.05% ($20,407)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Erie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Erie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Erie County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
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: 47,321 (38,912 aged, 8,409 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,976 (6%)

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, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3320)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2891)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2869)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1831)
  • Unspecified dementia (1428)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1327)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (1224)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1099)
  • Congestive heart failure (1057)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (835)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14815.04
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 384.270
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50018.95

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1167.070
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1001.980
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.98

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59.33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.37

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.05
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 21.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.3
  • Poisoning - 22.9
  • Suffocation - 21.9
  • Other - 6.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 267,691
  • In family households: 217,100 (48,852 male householders, 21,344 female householders)
    50,093 spouses, 78,301 children (72,494 natural, 2,208 adopted, 3,599 stepchildren), 5,278 grandchildren, 1,921 brothers or sisters, 1,935 parents, 1,863 other relatives, 6,349 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 50,591 (18,779 male householders (14,480 living alone)), 21,438 female householders (17,893 living alone)), 10,374 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12,875 (5,208 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 31,294 2-persons, 16,297 3-persons, 13,206 4-persons, 5,853 5-persons, 2,229 6-persons, 1,317 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 32,373 1-person, 6,188 2-persons, 1,063 3-persons, 445 4-persons, 100 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

46,022 married couples with children.
17,997 single-parent households (3,697 men, 14,300 women).

94.1% of residents of Erie County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,552,693,000 ($5499 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $70,167,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $695,387,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $375,349,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,270,000
Federal grants: $302,501,000
Federal procurement contracts: $68,801,000 ($45,901,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $100,386,000 ($7,807,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,514,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $87,698,000
Federal Government insurance: $55,079,000

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

Births: 17,555
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,958
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,317
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -8,995
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Erie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 43.10 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,003
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,964
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,473
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,842
  • 1970 to 1979: 17,599
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,399
  • 1950 to 1959: 18,420
  • 1940 to 1949: 11,464
  • 1939 or earlier: 30,087
Rooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 273
  • 3 rooms: 964
  • 4 rooms: 5,579
  • 5 rooms: 14,215
  • 6 rooms: 20,227
  • 7 rooms: 14,914
  • 8 rooms: 9,792
  • 9+ rooms: 7,715
  • 1 room: 934
  • 2 rooms: 2,309
  • 3 rooms: 6,472
  • 4 rooms: 8,084
  • 5 rooms: 7,393
  • 6 rooms: 4,262
  • 7 rooms: 1,929
  • 8 rooms: 777
  • 9+ rooms: 639
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 109
  • 1 bedroom: 1,395
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,256
  • 3 bedrooms: 39,662
  • 4 bedrooms: 16,379
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,907
  • no bedroom: 1,098
  • 1 bedroom: 9,446
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,529
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,615
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,712
  • 5+ bedrooms: 399
Cars and other vehicles available in Erie County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,373
  • 1 vehicle: 23,189
  • 2 vehicles: 34,833
  • 3 vehicles: 9,238
  • 4 vehicles: 2,319
  • 5+ vehicles: 756
  • no vehicle: 7,857
  • 1 vehicle: 16,949
  • 2 vehicles: 6,649
  • 3 vehicles: 1,074
  • 4 vehicles: 213
  • 5+ vehicles: 57

61% of Erie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Pennsylvania.

Erie County:

61.0%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 227843
  • Northeast: 14578
  • Midwest: 13689
  • South: 10983
  • West: 3374

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,800


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 (87.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Electricity (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (78.2%)
  • Electricity (16.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,759
Here:

20.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,593
Here:

15.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,843
Here:

35.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $48,000
    Correctional Institutions: $38,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $82,898,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $55,984,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $30,931,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,625,000
    Corrections - Other: $16,689,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,644,000
    Libraries: $5,138,000
    General - Other: $3,664,000
    Financial Administration: $3,188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,156,000
    Police Protection: $3,012,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,849,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,706,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $985,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $78,570,000
    Corporate Bonds: $8,971,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,285,000
    Benefit Payments: $4,357,000
    Withdrawals: $470,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,622,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $742,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,395,000
    Correctional Institutions: $331,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $303,000
    Libraries: $182,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $169,000
    Corrections - Other: $167,000
    General - Other: $128,000
    Health - Other: $98,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,369,000

Erie County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $45,790,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $20,559,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,260,000
    From Parent Local Government: $1,540,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,700,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $387,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $175,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $85,664,000
    Public Welfare: $29,721,000
    All Other: $28,817,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,161,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,278,000
    Highways: $784,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,639,000

Erie County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,399,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,480,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,272,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,353,000

Erie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,873,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $22,633,000
    Total Federal Securities: $22,148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,007,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,480,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 9,363
  • Number of aged recipients: 553
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,810
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,300
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,894
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,169
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,741
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,770
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 72 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 ORIGINATED928$108,3451,448$110,4133,892$108,920788$38,97217$922,235379$76,72876$54,842
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$105,94794$99,362301$117,85443$50,4420$020$76,00015$42,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED96$107,031168$74,8451,510$106,086408$34,8550$096$84,19876$38,105
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN58$94,12196$121,813812$113,46876$45,3821$113,00035$105,6868$68,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$101,50015$142,800137$126,88315$42,3330$010$102,4002$19,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 58 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED265$132,05388$138,6253$120,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$139,40033$157,3332$142,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$116,83317$164,3531$52,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$159,0003$133,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$136,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Erie County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,94874.5 years
Mary2,52179.4 years
William1,81874.3 years
Joseph1,65274.9 years
Robert1,59970.8 years
Helen1,35080.3 years
James1,32071.4 years
Charles1,31575.2 years
George1,18976.3 years
Margaret1,12080.0 years
Most common last names in Erie County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith75575.6 years
Johnson52675.4 years
Miller52376.3 years
Brown40875.7 years
Anderson29876.1 years
Williams28074.0 years
Davis25977.2 years
Jones24874.0 years
Thompson19175.8 years
Martin18475.3 years
Businesses in Erie County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Marshalls1
AT&T4MasterBrand Cabinets20
Ace Hardware2Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts7McDonald's15
Applebee's3Microtel1
Arby's9Motherhood Maternity1
Audi1New Balance1
AutoZone4New York & Co1
BMW1Nike11
Barnes & Noble1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster2Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental2Panera Bread2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza3
Burger King8Payless3
CVS9Penske2
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Chevrolet5Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut7
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Circle K6Quality2
Clarion1Quiznos2
Cold Stone Creamery2RadioShack4
Comfort Inn2Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Red Roof Inn1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid12
Curves6Rodeway Inn1
DHL1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen8SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry2Sears4
Domino's Pizza1Sheraton1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx26Starbucks2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Steak 'n Shake1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC5Subway24
GameStop1Super 82
Goodwill3T-Mobile8
H&R Block12T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1Taco Bell5
Hilton1Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2The Room Place1
Home Depot1Tim Hortons9
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us2
Jones New York3Travelodge1
KFC4True Value5
Kincaid1U-Haul12
Kmart3UPS30
Knights Inn1Value City Furniture1
Kohl's1Vans4
La Quinta1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Volkswagen1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza9Walmart5
Long John Silver's2Wendy's7
Lowe's2Wingate1
Macy's1YMCA6
Marriott4

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  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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