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Erie, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Erie,PA index of house prices

Total population: 99,452 (All urban)

Houses: 44,973 (40,942 occupied: 20,596 owner occupied, 20,318 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

50%
State:

31%

Housing density: 2,048 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $102,682.

Median contract rent in 2015: $340 (lower quartile is $260, upper quartile is $421)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $626


Median gross rent in Erie, PA in 2015: $424

Housing units in Erie with a mortgage: 12,304 (1,205 second mortgage, 1,899 home equity loan, 74 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,078

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $56,627

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,005

Median monthly housing costs: $680


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Erie, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $89,000 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Erie:

$89,000
Pennsylvania:

$170,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,100 - $116,200
Median year house/condo built: 1950

Median year apartment built: 1944

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,862
  • In family households: 78,579 (16,350 male householders, 8,396 female householders)
    16,180 spouses, 30,716 children (28,550 natural, 673 adopted, 1,493 stepchildren), 1,872 grandchildren, 917 brothers or sisters, 558 parents, 1,151 other relatives, 2,439 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,283 (6,909 male householders (5,449 living alone)), 9,253 female householders (8,206 living alone)), 3,121 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,863 (2,224 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,067 2-persons, 6,124 3-persons, 4,727 4-persons, 2,355 5-persons, 921 6-persons, 552 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,655 1-person, 2,196 2-persons, 226 3-persons, 61 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

13,219 married couples with children.
10,012 single-parent households (1,621 men, 8,391 women).

90.8% of residents of Erie speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 4,307 (4.2%)
(34.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 62no bedroom
  • 4521 bedroom
  • 4,1062 bedrooms
  • 12,7883 bedrooms
  • 4,7354 bedrooms
  • 8515+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 588no bedroom
  • 5,2451 bedroom
  • 7,0812 bedrooms
  • 3,8353 bedrooms
  • 9994 bedrooms
  • 2005+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,712no vehicle
  • 9,2721 vehicle
  • 9,5502 vehicles
  • 2,0433 vehicles
  • 3484 vehicles
  • 695+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

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

  • 5,739no vehicle
  • 8,9091 vehicle
  • 2,7632 vehicles
  • 4393 vehicles
  • 694 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 231 room
  • 902 rooms
  • 2773 rooms
  • 1,2574 rooms
  • 4,5165 rooms
  • 7,7016 rooms
  • 4,7617 rooms
  • 2,3628 rooms
  • 2,0079+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Erie, Pennsylvania:

  • 4551 room
  • 1,3682 rooms
  • 3,4803 rooms
  • 3,8464 rooms
  • 4,3145 rooms
  • 2,6846 rooms
  • 1,0817 rooms
  • 3848 rooms
  • 3369+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Erie population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 6,086Less than $10,000
  • 4,400$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,713$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,784$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,490$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,831$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,551$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,399$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,076$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,092$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,193$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,033$75,000 to $99,999
  • 573$100,000 to $124,999
  • 238$125,000 to $149,999
  • 168$150,000 to $199,999
  • 281$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Erie, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Erie, PA
  • 85Less than $10,000
  • 41$10,000 to $14,999
  • 135$15,000 to $19,999
  • 286$20,000 to $24,999
  • 235$25,000 to $29,999
  • 408$30,000 to $34,999
  • 429$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,184$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,334$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,664$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,911$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,871$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,464$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,704$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,284$125,000 to $149,999
  • 518$150,000 to $174,999
  • 859$175,000 to $199,999
  • 215$200,000 to $249,999
  • 55$250,000 to $299,999
  • 226$300,000 to $399,999
  • 347$400,000 to $499,999
  • 205$500,000 to $749,999
  • 54$750,000 to $999,999
  • 82$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Erie, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Erie, PA
  • 53Less than $100
  • 359$100 to $149
  • 433$150 to $199
  • 1,037$200 to $249
  • 879$250 to $299
  • 227$300 to $349
  • 1,836$350 to $399
  • 1,211$400 to $449
  • 2,375$450 to $499
  • 2,714$500 to $549
  • 1,513$550 to $599
  • 1,788$600 to $649
  • 1,507$650 to $699
  • 889$700 to $749
  • 668$750 to $799
  • 940$800 to $899
  • 536$900 to $999
  • 390$1,000 to $1,249
  • 300$1,250 to $1,499
  • 232$1,500 to $1,999
  • 431No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,0561995 to March 2000
  • 8021990 to 1994
  • 1701985 to 1989
  • 2251980 to 1984
  • 1551975 to 1979
  • 1541970 to 1974
  • 981965 to 1969
  • 647Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Erie population
Erie commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,703
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 7,514
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 11,234
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 10,217
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,249
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,622
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,335
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 338
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 404
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 556
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 638
  • 90 or more minutes: 459
Erie, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 98.0%
Number of people working at home: 566 (1.3% of all workers)

Erie mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 32,125 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 6,111 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,420 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 82 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 36 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 317 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,898 (7%)
  • Other means: 270 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 566 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 17,242
 German: 16,503
 Polish: 11,731
 Italian: 11,455
 Irish: 7,987
 United States or American: 3,875
 English: 3,426
 Scotch-Irish: 1,038
 Swedish: 1,027
 Russian: 981
 French (except Basque): 969
 Scottish: 845
 Subsaharan African:: 751
 Slovak: 715
 Yugoslavian: 700
 African: 669
 Hungarian: 626
 Ukrainian: 603
 Dutch: 427
 Arab:: 407
 Welsh: 309
 French Canadian: 271
 European: 226
 Portuguese: 212
 Austrian: 209
 Greek: 199
 Czechoslovakian: 167
 Romanian: 166
 Slavic: 160
 British: 152
 Armenian: 151
 Lithuanian: 141
 Norwegian: 137
 Danish: 135
 Arab/Arabic: 118
 Croatian: 111
 Czech: 108
 Iraqi: 103
 Canadian: 94
 Pennsylvania German: 85
 Swiss: 85
 Finnish: 84
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 83
 Lebanese: 82
 Other Arab: 62
 Jamaican: 42
 Haitian: 41
 Celtic: 40
 Macedonian: 32
 Syrian: 31
 Albanian: 31
 Somalian: 31
 Sudanese: 31
 Australian: 30
 Belgian: 28
 Eastern European: 24
 Slovene: 22
 South African: 20
 Scandinavian: 18
 Maltese: 17
 Serbian: 17
 Estonian: 16
 Iranian: 13
 Carpatho Rusyn: 12
 Egyptian: 11
 Acadian/Cajun: 9
 Latvian: 8
 Alsatian: 7
 Guyanese: 6
 Northern European: 6
 Brazilian: 6

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

  • 16%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 8%Russia
  • 7%Ukraine
  • 7%Mexico
  • 6%Italy
  • 5%Other Eastern Europe
  • 4%Canada

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

  • This state: 82,653
  • Northeast: 4,590
  • Midwest: 4,109
  • South: 5,188
  • West: 1,139

57% of Erie residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 262
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 130
  • 5th and 6th grade: 292
  • 7th and 8th grade: 734
  • 9th grade: 831
  • 10th grade: 1,301
  • 11th grade: 940
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,080
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,206
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,964
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,450
  • Associate degree: 1,201
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,552
  • Master's degree: 1,283
  • Professional school degree: 432
  • Doctorate degree: 235

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 368
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 165
  • 5th and 6th grade: 348
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,322
  • 9th grade: 1,069
  • 10th grade: 1,579
  • 11th grade: 1,428
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,258
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,950
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,069
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,164
  • Associate degree: 1,818
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,760
  • Master's degree: 1,603
  • Professional school degree: 310
  • Doctorate degree: 156

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 19.8%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 28.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.4%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.2%Males
  • 9.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 18.2%Males
  • 11.8%Females
Erie marital status for males
Erie marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,684
  • One, attached: 1,344
  • Two: 8,699
  • 3 or 4: 4,069
  • 5 to 9: 2,200
  • 10 to 19: 960
  • 20 to 49: 572
  • 50 or more: 2,308
  • Mobile homes: 111
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,050

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Erie:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 97.7%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Electricity

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 86.7%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,521
Here:

28.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,179
Here:

22.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,934
Here:

66.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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)