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Erie: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 280,000

1990: 275,572

2000: 280,843

Percent change, 1990–2000: 2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 111th

U.S. rank in 1990: 124th

U.S. rank in 2000: 135th

City Residents

1980: 119,123

1990: 108,718

2000: 103,717

Percent change, 1990–2000: -4.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 130th

U.S. rank in 1990: 175th

U.S. rank in 2000: 247th (State rank: 3rd)

Density: 4,722.9 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 83,550

Black: 14,724

American Indian and Alaska Native: 232

Asian: 776

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 42

Hispanic (may be of any race): 4,572

Other: 1,991

Percent of residents born in state: 79.7% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 7,849

Population 5 to 9 years old: 7,844

Population 10 to 14 years old: 6,978

Population 15 to 19 years old: 7.615

Population 20 to 24 years old: 8,418

Population 25 to 34 years old: 14,854

Population 35 to 44 years old: 14,722

Population 45 to 54 years old: 12,109

Population 55 to 59 years old: 4,283

Population 60 to 64 years old: 3,474

Population 65 to 74 years old: 7,395

Population 75 to 84 years old: 6,409

Population 85 years and over: 2,127

Median age: 34.1 years (2000)

Births (2002, Erie County)

Total number: 3,372

Deaths (2003, Erie County)

Total number: 2,695 (of which, 23 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $14,972

Median household income: $28,387

Total households: 40,908

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 2,166

$10,000 to $14,999: 1,638

$15,000 to $24,999: 4,091

$25,000 to $34,999: 3,896

$35,000 to $49,999: 5,136

$50,000 to $74,999: 5,115

$75,000 to $99,999: 1,763

$100,000 to $149,999: 626

$150,000 to $199,999: 153

$200,000 or more: 162

Percent of families below poverty level: 13.8% (54.4% of which were female householder families with children under the age of 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 3,560


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