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Erie,PA index of house prices

Total population: 99,452 (All urban)

Houses: 44,813 (40,028 occupied: 20,687 owner occupied, 19,341 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

31%

Housing density: 2,041 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $73,464.

Median contract rent in 2016: $340 (lower quartile is $260, upper quartile is $421)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $639


Median gross rent in Erie, PA in 2016: $424

Housing units in Erie with a mortgage: 12,231 (94 second mortgage, 1,047 home equity loan, 122 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,456

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $59,209

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,221

Median monthly housing costs: $692


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Erie, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,000 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Erie:

$89,000
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,600 - $119,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $115,889
Here:

$115,889
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $116,295
Here:

$116,295
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $73,457
Here:

$73,457
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,657
Here:

$152,657
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $48,675
Here:

$48,675
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $42,611
Here:

$42,611
State:

$63,841
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1951

Household type by relationship:

Households: 98,601
  • In family households: 69,397 (9,341 male householders, 11,913 female householders)
    12,033 spouses, 27,889 children (25,398 natural, 642 adopted, 1,849 stepchildren), 2,248 grandchildren, 750 brothers or sisters, 1,700 parents, 622 other relatives, 2,901 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,051 (9,426 male householders (7,012 living alone)), 9,348 female householders (8,026 living alone)), 5,277 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,153

Size of family households: 7,754 2-persons, 5,740 3-persons, 4,436 4-persons, 2,058 5-persons, 778 6-persons, 488 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,038 1-person, 2,991 2-persons, 386 3-persons, 282 4-persons, 77 5-persons.

8,719 married couples with children.
12,163 single-parent households (3,398 men, 8,765 women).

88.1% of residents of Erie speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (41% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 8,819 (8.9%)
(46.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 29no bedroom
  • 4281 bedroom
  • 3,5572 bedrooms
  • 12,7213 bedrooms
  • 3,2614 bedrooms
  • 6915+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,624no bedroom
  • 4,3701 bedroom
  • 6,8222 bedrooms
  • 4,7893 bedrooms
  • 1,3074 bedrooms
  • 4295+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Erie in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,211no vehicle
  • 8,2651 vehicle
  • 8,1022 vehicles
  • 2,3183 vehicles
  • 6604 vehicles
  • 1315+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Cars and other vehicles available in Erie in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,649no vehicle
  • 8,8791 vehicle
  • 3,1482 vehicles
  • 5603 vehicles
  • 1054 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 291 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3333 rooms
  • 7664 rooms
  • 4,2465 rooms
  • 6,0256 rooms
  • 4,1557 rooms
  • 2,7228 rooms
  • 2,4119+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,5071 room
  • 1,0942 rooms
  • 2,8783 rooms
  • 3,8294 rooms
  • 4,6675 rooms
  • 3,1326 rooms
  • 1,3557 rooms
  • 5318 rooms
  • 3489+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Erie, PA household income distribution

  • Erie, PA household income distribution
  • 4,654Less than $10,000
  • 2,986$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,724$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,129$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,708$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,017$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,125$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,069$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,915$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,692$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,928$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,357$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,728$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,172$125,000 to $149,999
  • 654$150,000 to $199,999
  • 170$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Erie, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Erie, PA
  • 98Less than $10,000
  • 114$10,000 to $14,999
  • 360$15,000 to $19,999
  • 86$20,000 to $24,999
  • 243$25,000 to $29,999
  • 480$30,000 to $34,999
  • 392$35,000 to $39,999
  • 960$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,261$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,796$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,621$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3,259$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,488$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,104$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,833$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,102$150,000 to $174,999
  • 530$175,000 to $199,999
  • 356$200,000 to $249,999
  • 198$250,000 to $299,999
  • 131$300,000 to $399,999
  • 45$400,000 to $499,999
  • 34$500,000 to $749,999
  • 72$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 124$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Erie, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Erie, PA
  • 21Less than $100
  • 99$100 to $149
  • 67$150 to $199
  • 670$200 to $249
  • 906$250 to $299
  • 926$300 to $349
  • 961$350 to $399
  • 1,697$400 to $449
  • 2,291$450 to $499
  • 2,750$500 to $549
  • 1,437$550 to $599
  • 1,678$600 to $649
  • 1,270$650 to $699
  • 808$700 to $749
  • 231$750 to $799
  • 859$800 to $899
  • 590$900 to $999
  • 564$1,000 to $1,249
  • 200$1,250 to $1,499
  • 261$1,500 to $1,999
  • 40$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,015No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,3272010 or later
  • 2,7102000 to 2009
  • 1,2821990 to 1999
  • 3951980 to 1989
  • 3091970 to 1979
  • 745Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Erie commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,215
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,445
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,398
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,619
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,333
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,199
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,596
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 325
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 520
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,514
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 974
  • 90 or more minutes: 684
Erie, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.1%
Number of people working at home: 842 (2.1% of all workers)

Erie mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 47,052 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 6,987 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,247 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 79 (0%)
  • Railroad: 79 (0%)
  • Taxi: 385 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 86 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,471 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 842 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 5,687
 Italian: 4,105
 Polish: 3,465
 Irish: 2,475
 American: 2,061
 English: 1,195
 African: 1,143
 Iraqi: 895
 Yugoslavian: 804
 Ukrainian: 471
 European: 444
 Hungarian: 300
 Scottish: 287
 Slovak: 282
 Russian: 265
 French (except Basque): 264
 Swedish: 258
 Scotch-Irish: 244
 Liberian: 236
 British: 192
 Arab: 187
 Jamaican: 132
 Dutch: 129
 Greek: 125
 Syrian: 121
 Portuguese: 121
 Turkish: 119
 Eastern European: 117
 French Canadian: 116
 Croatian: 84
 Sudanese: 80
 Welsh: 74
 Moroccan: 67
 Slavic: 62
 Albanian: 60
 Norwegian: 59
 Canadian: 50
 Northern European: 50
 Romanian: 48
 Armenian: 47
 Czech: 46
 Swiss: 46
 Lebanese: 44
 Somali: 41
 Egyptian: 39
 Finnish: 39
 Lithuanian: 38
 Afghan: 37
 Austrian: 30
 Czechoslovakian: 27
 Danish: 27
 Nigerian: 26
 Slovene: 25
 Belgian: 18
 Ghanaian: 17
 British West Indian: 16
 Haitian: 14
 Scandinavian: 8
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Ethiopian: 7
 Celtic: 6
 Bahamian: 5
 West Indian: 5
 Latvian: 5
 Israeli: 4
 South African: 4
 Iranian: 4
 Australian: 3
 Belizean: 3
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 1

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

  • 14%Other South Central Asia
  • 9%Nepal
  • 8%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 6%Ukraine
  • 5%Iraq
  • 4%India
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

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

  • This state: 70,501
  • Other state: 17,258
  • Northeast: 5,687
  • Midwest: 3,749
  • South: 5,387
  • West: 2,435

82% of Erie residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Pennsylvania.

Erie:

82.0%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 498
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 77
  • 5th and 6th grade: 201
  • 7th and 8th grade: 365
  • 9th grade: 310
  • 10th grade: 750
  • 11th grade: 574
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 482
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,385
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,526
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,600
  • Associate degree: 1,988
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,078
  • Master's degree: 844
  • Professional school degree: 175
  • Doctorate degree: 216

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 625
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 484
  • 5th and 6th grade: 151
  • 7th and 8th grade: 670
  • 9th grade: 577
  • 10th grade: 1,165
  • 11th grade: 858
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 351
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 13,150
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,572
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,652
  • Associate degree: 2,882
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,528
  • Master's degree: 2,295
  • Professional school degree: 176
  • Doctorate degree: 372

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.6%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 20.0%Males
  • 39.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 29.8%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 24.3%Males
  • 13.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 19.4%Males
  • 18.3%Females
Erie marital status for males
Erie marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,205
  • One, attached: 1,489
  • Two: 7,938
  • 3 or 4: 4,010
  • 5 to 9: 969
  • 10 to 19: 1,190
  • 20 to 49: 496
  • 50 or more: 2,287
  • Mobile homes: 229

Median worth of mobile homes: $33,551

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Erie:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Erie
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (90.6%)
  • Electricity (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (76.7%)
  • Electricity (19.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Coal or coke (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,919
Here:

18.9%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 559
Here:

14.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,081
Here:

48.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)