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Erie County, PA&

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Population
278,045
-0.14% decline
Median Age
39.4
Median Household Income
$47,386
4.01% growth
Poverty Rate
17.5%
Number of Employees
127,249
0.08% growth
Median Property Value
$121,800
-2.09% decline

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Economy

The economy of Erie County, PA employs 127,249 people. The economy of Erie County, PA is specialized in Manufacturing; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.87; 1.57; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Erie County, PA are Manufacturing (22,891), Healthcare & Social Assistance (22,302), and Retail trade (12,943), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,783), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($44,250), and Finance & Insurance ($41,758).

Median household income in Erie County, PA is $47,386. Males in Erie County, PA have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,768. The income inequality of Erie County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Erie County, PA. In Erie County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,577. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Erie County, PA is home to a population of 278,045 people, from which 97.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Erie County, PA is composed of 236,067 White residents (84.9%), 18,506 Black residents (6.66%), 11,117 Hispanic residents (4%), 8,064 Two+ residents (2.9%), and 3,712 Asian residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Erie County, PA are Spanish (5,730 speakers), Russian (1,340 speakers), and Arabic (1,123 speakers), but compared to other places, Erie County, PA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (978 speakers), Other Slavic (510 speakers), and Russian (1,340 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Erie County, PA awarded 6,510 degrees. The student population of Erie County, PA is skewed towards females, with 2,871 male students and 3,639 female students. Most students in Erie County, PA are White (5,111 and 78.5%), followed by Black or African American (330 and 5.07%), Asian (265 and 4.07%), and Unknown (207 and 3.18%). The largest universities in Erie County, PA by number of graduates are Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1,594 and 24.5%), Gannon University (1,200 and 18.4%), and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (978 and 15%). The most popular majors in Erie County, PA are Registered Nursing (176 and 2.7%), General Biological Sciences (153 and 2.35%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (151 and 2.32%). The median tuition costs in Erie County, PA are $29,450 for private four year colleges, and $7,060 and $7,414 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erie County, PA is $121,800, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $124,400 to $121,800, a -2.09% increase. The homeownership rate of Erie County, PA is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Erie County, PA have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Erie County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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