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0.52% decline
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2.78% growth
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1.43% decline
Median Property Value
0.93% growth

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The economy of Erie, PA employs 43,020 people. The economy of Erie, PA is specialized in Manufacturing; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.63; 1.44; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Erie, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,594), Manufacturing (6,761), and Retail trade (4,947), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,250), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($42,750), and Finance & Insurance ($37,075).

Median household income in Erie, PA is $35,205. Males in Erie, PA have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,250. The income inequality of Erie, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407 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, 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Erie, PA is from the county of Erie County, PA.

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Erie, PA is home to a population of 100,157 people, from which 95.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Erie, PA is composed of 70,424 White residents (70.3%), 15,427 Black residents (15.4%), 7,234 Hispanic residents (7.22%), 3,563 Two+ residents (3.56%), and 2,874 Asian residents (2.87%). The most common foreign languages in Erie, PA are Spanish (3,690 speakers), Other Indic (857 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (823 speakers), but compared to other places, Erie, PA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (823 speakers), Hungarian (100 speakers), and Other Slavic (323 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Erie, PA awarded 2,937 degrees. The student population of Erie, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,383 male students and 1,554 female students. Most students in Erie, PA are White (2,072 and 70.5%), followed by Asian (225 and 7.66%), Unknown (122 and 4.15%), and Black or African American (107 and 3.64%). The largest universities in Erie, PA by number of graduates are Gannon University (1,200 and 40.9%), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (978 and 33.3%), and Mercyhurst University (708 and 24.1%). The most popular majors in Erie, PA are Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (117 and 3.98%), General Biological Sciences (84 and 2.86%), and Registered Nursing (84 and 2.86%). The median tuition costs in Erie, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $30,185 and $30,185 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, PA is $86,700, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $85,900 to $86,700, a 0.93% increase. The homeownership rate of Erie, PA is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Erie, PA have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Erie, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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