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Erie, PA Metro Area


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2022 population: 267,689   ( 12,877 from 2010)
Land area: 798.9 square miles
Population density: 335.1 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:221,983 82.93% 8.6%
Black:19,7277.37% 1.2%
Indian:4290.16% 4.0%
Asian:5,9612.23% 91.8%
2+ races:6,3802.38% 29.4%
Hispanic:13,2094.93% 38.8%
Total non-White:45,70617.07% 21.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,998 11.1
Deaths:7,49213.8
Net Migration: -2,378-4.4
Net Immigration: 5571.0
Change in White population:-20,804 -7.4
Change in Non-White pop.:7,927 2.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
280,566
242,78786.53%
19,4856.94%
4470.16%
3,1081.11%
4,9291.76%
9,5183.39%
37,77913.47%

2000
280,843
252,25889.82%
16,8766.01%
3960.14%
1,9580.70%
2,9091.04%
6,1262.18%
28,58510.18%

1990
275,572
256,33193.02%
14,1295.13%
3780.14%
1,6660.60%
n/a
3,0681.11%
19,2416.98%

1980
279,780
264,29294.46%
11,9734.28%
3250.12%
1,0710.38%
n/a
1,9270.69%
15,4885.54%

1970
263,654
253,17696.03%
8,9163.38%
1120.04%
2250.09%
n/a
1,0440.40%
10,478 3.97%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
31,131 11.1
24,7478.8
-12,739-4.5
3,5931.3
-9,471 -3.4
9,194 3.3
1990's
NumberRate
38,167 13.9
26,7379.7
-13,585-4.9
2,8751.0
-4,073 -1.5
9,344 3.4
1980's
NumberRate
41,526 14.8
25,898 9.3
-18,362 -6.6
n/a
-7,961 -2.8
3,753 1.3
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-5,826 -2.2
n/a
11,116 4.2
5,010 1.9

Age, Family & Household Data for Erie, PA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.9
56,590 21.1%
211,099 78.9%
50,712 18.9%
109,474
2.35
66,235 60.5%
47,686 72.0%
8,084 12.2%
43,239 39.5%

2010
NumberPercent
38.6
63,808 22.7%
216,758 77.3%
40,824 14.6%
110,413
2.42
70,196 63.6%
50,093 71.4%
8,696 12.4%
40,217 36.4%

2000
NumberPercent
36.1
70,338 25.0%
210,505 75.0%
40,255 14.3%
106,488
2.51
71,650 67.3%
55,093 76.9%
7,566 10.6%
34,838 32.7%

1990
NumberPercent
32.9
71,602 26.0%
203,970 74.0%
38,017 13.8%
101,652
2.61
71,459 70.3%
56,825 79.5%
6,776 9.5%
30,193 29.7%

1980
NumberPercent
29.6
80,974 28.9%
198,806 71.1%
30,529 10.9%
96,637
2.82
71,944 74.4%
60,391 83.9%
5,336 7.4%
24,693 25.6%

2022 Housing Data for Erie, PA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units119,910 
Median Value$160,200 
Occupied109,47491.3%
Vacant10,4368.7%
Owned74,40968.0%
Rented35,06532.0%
Median Rent$851 
Single-Family Units85,76871.5%
    Detached80,93067.5%
    Attached4,8384.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units13,34211.1%
Mobile Homes5,4914.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Erie, PA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,3225.8%
$10,000 to $14,9995,4925.0%
$15,000 to $19,9994,8694.4%
$20,000 to $24,9995,8825.4%
$25,000 to $29,9995,7285.2%
$30,000 to $34,9994,7644.4%
$35,000 to $39,9994,6754.3%
$40,000 to $44,9994,3944.0%
$45,000 to $49,9994,5594.2%
$50,000 to $59,9998,5267.8%
$60,000 to $74,99910,5719.7%
$75,000 to $99,99914,52413.3%
$100,000 to $124,99910,0019.1%
$125,000 to $149,9996,4955.9%
$150,000 to $199,9996,6026.0%
$200,000 or more6,0705.5%
Median Household Income59,396 
Per Capita Income32,858 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.81 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI8,4477.7%
Public Assistance4,1013.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps20,79419.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed111,75368.9%
Unemployed6,5834.1%
In Armed Forces1910.1%
Total Labor Force118,52773.1%
Not in Labor Force43,61026.9%
Real Unemployment Rate 31.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector45,84736,16055.9%
Non-Profit5,69912,52931.3%
Self-Employed6,1673,35664.8%
Local Government3,3794,59342.4%
State Government2,2862,37349.1%
Federal Government99191052.1%
Total Private + Self52,01439,51656.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.12,35520,40537.7%
Total64,36959,92151.8%
Pct. Govt.11.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts18,87115.2%
Sales and Office Occupations24,19419.5%
Professional, Technical27,92022.4%
Service Occupations25,02720.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3030.2%
All others28,37622.8%
White Collar 57.1%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance22,65418.2%
Manufacturing18,95115.2%
Retail trade13,66511.0%
Educational services11,8289.5%
Accommodation and food services9,2277.4%
Finance and insurance6,7755.4%
Other services6,7045.4%
Construction6,2095.0%
Professional, scientific, technical4,9464.0%
Transportation and warehousing4,7343.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.4,5463.7%
Public administration4,1463.3%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,8552.3%
Wholesale trade2,4211.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,5821.3%
Information1,2611.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting9470.8%
Utilities7800.6%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1160.1%
Management410.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Erie, PA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican2,3770.88%
Puerto Rican7,7092.85%
Cuban1670.06%
Dominican2710.10%
Total Central American4190.15%
Costa Rican1240.05%
Guatemalan1120.04%
Honduran1790.07%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian40.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American5900.22%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean320.01%
Colombian1080.04%
Ecuadorian650.02%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian2390.09%
Uruguayan110.00%
Venezuelan1350.05%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1,1040.41%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1,2010.44%
Chinese6270.23%
Vietnamese5310.20%
Filipino4550.17%
Bhutanese3400.13%
Korean2820.10%
Bangladeshi1270.05%
Japanese650.02%
Mongolian610.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English239,00593.3%
Spanish5,8652.3%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,9151.1%
Other Indo-European2,7951.1%
Arabic1,3000.5%
German, other Germanic8750.3%
Other7820.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun6740.3%
Other Asian6070.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German64,42523.8%
Irish37,64013.9%
Italian30,67611.3%
Polish29,74311.0%
English22,2708.2%
American9,3663.5%
Swedish5,2892.0%
French4,5151.7%
Scottish4,4881.7%
Slovak3,3971.3%
Scotch-Irish3,2041.2%
Russian3,0541.1%
Dutch2,6371.0%
European2,4780.9%
Hungarian2,1590.8%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen265,48798.1%
Not a citizen5,0081.9%
Native258,64195.6%
Foreign-born11,8544.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Erie, PA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,217 2.3%9,755 5.2%69,704 37.3%47,810 25.6%34,409 18.4%20,789 11.1%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,217 2.3%
9-12 Years 9,755 5.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 69,704 37.3%
Some College 47,810 25.6%
Bach. Degree 34,409 18.4%
Grad Degree 20,789 11.1%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Erie, PA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 266,530 250,874 15,656 5.9%
1991 271,494 252,060 19,434 7.2%
1992 277,442 256,374 21,068 7.6%
1993 280,468 261,124 19,344 6.9%
1994 278,804 259,744 19,060 6.8%
1995 280,654 262,656 17,998 6.4%
1996 282,844 265,812 17,032 6.0%
1997 285,094 268,536 16,558 5.8%
1998 283,558 268,672 14,886 5.2%
1999 286,600 271,986 14,614 5.1%
2000 281,456 268,608 12,848 4.6%
2001 280,482 265,082 15,400 5.5%
2002 281,470 262,754 18,716 6.6%
2003 275,812 257,554 18,258 6.6%
2004 278,926 261,984 16,942 6.1%
2005 281,452 266,234 15,218 5.4%
2006 280,790 266,258 14,532 5.2%
2007 281,384 267,326 14,058 5.0%
2008 283,324 267,306 16,018 5.7%
2009 279,754 255,068 24,686 8.8%
2010 271,754 247,240 24,514 9.0%
2011 273,952 252,108 21,844 8.0%
2012 274,256 253,330 20,926 7.6%
2013 271,054 251,552 19,502 7.2%
2014 268,980 252,156 16,824 6.3%
2015 269,602 254,520 15,082 5.6%
2016 267,578 250,356 17,222 6.4%
2017 261,318 246,038 15,280 5.8%
2018 258,472 245,890 12,582 4.9%
2019 258,174 246,160 12,014 4.7%
2020 253,498 228,662 24,836 9.8%
2021 254,016 236,520 17,496 6.9%
2022 251,958 239,470 12,488 5.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com