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As of 2010, the total population of Erie is 101,786, which is 1.86% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.43% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Erie population density is 5,279.57 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 275.81 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Erie is white, which represent 74.99% of the total population. The average Erie education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 101,786. #4

Population Growth Since 2000, #643

Erie, PA

Population Density, #107

Erie, PA
5,279.57 per square mile
275.81 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:76,327 (74.99%, #1688)
Black:17,141 (16.84%, #67)
Hispanic:7,005 (6.88%, #151)
Asian:1,515 (1.49%, #294)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):344 (0.34%, #275)
One Race, Other:2,498 (2.45%, see rank)
Two or More Races:3,961 (3.89%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,271 (18.14%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:4,752 (67.84%, see rank)
Cuban:98 (1.40%, see rank)
Central American:188 (2.68%, see rank)
South American:132 (1.88%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:230 (15.18%, see rank)
Chinese:147 (9.70%, see rank)
Filipino:102 (6.73%, see rank)
Japanese:21 (1.39%, see rank)
Korean:47 (3.10%, see rank)
Vietnamese:288 (19.01%, see rank)
Asian, Other:605 (39.93%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

87,600 (86.34%) out of the total population of 101,454 reported first ancestry.

 Erie, PA% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Arab4390.43%, see rank0.49%0.53%
Czech7000.69%, see rank0.44%0.50%
Danish1940.19%, see rank0.14%0.45%
Dutch1,4191.40%, see rank1.94%1.51%
English5,2315.16%, see rank7.94%8.53%
French2,0922.06%, see rank1.99%3.54%
German26,14425.77%, see rank28.44%15.79%
Greek3890.38%, see rank0.51%0.42%
Hungarian1,1911.17%, see rank1.08%0.48%
Irish16,68116.44%, see rank17.65%11.36%
Italian13,17012.98%, see rank12.26%5.66%
Norwegian2250.22%, see rank0.34%1.46%
Polish12,22512.05%, see rank6.78%3.13%
Portuguese4570.45%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Russian1,3121.29%, see rank1.53%0.97%
Scotch-Irish1,5121.49%, see rank1.30%1.07%
Scottish9340.92%, see rank1.58%1.81%
Subsaharan African2,9882.95%, see rank0.68%0.93%
Swedish1,5781.56%, see rank0.85%1.34%
Swiss2390.24%, see rank0.55%0.31%
Ukrainian9640.95%, see rank0.91%0.31%
American2,8062.77%, see rank4.84%6.72%
Welsh6390.63%, see rank1.41%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 49,126 (48.26%, see rank)
Females: 52,660 (51.74%, see rank)

Erie, PA
Male: 48.26%
Female: 51.74%
Male: 48.73%
Female: 51.27%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Erie, PA
33.20 years old
40.10 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Erie, PA
32.10 years old
38.70 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Erie, PA
34.30 years old
41.50 years old
38.50 years old

 Erie, PA% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Under 5 years7,6547.52%, see rank5.74%6.54%
5 to 9 years6,5326.42%, see rank5.93%6.59%
10 to 14 years6,2006.09%, see rank6.23%6.70%
15 to 19 years8,0027.86%, see rank7.13%7.14%
20 to 24 years10,34110.16%, see rank6.88%6.99%
25 to 34 years14,36214.11%, see rank11.90%13.30%
35 to 44 years11,62711.42%, see rank12.72%13.30%
45 to 54 years13,17112.94%, see rank15.28%14.58%
55 to 64 years10,80010.61%, see rank12.77%11.82%
65 to 74 years6,0195.91%, see rank7.71%7.03%
75 to 84 4,5924.51%, see rank5.31%4.23%
85 years and over2,4862.44%, see rank2.41%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Erie, PAPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population63,632, 100%8,658,872204,336,017
Less Than High School8,726, 13.71%, see rank11.71%14.28%
High School Graduate26,902, 42.28%, see rank37.21%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree15,093, 23.72%, see rank24.03%28.99%
Bachelor Degree8,422, 13.24%, see rank16.62%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree4,489, 7.05%, see rank10.43%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.95, see rank13.4113.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Erie, PA PennsylvaniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,65369.13%30.87%61.49%38.51%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)10,43183.94%, see rank16.06%, see rank85.59%14.41%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,03682.23%, see rank17.77%, see rank87.22%12.78%90.52%9.48%
College7,96345.45%, see rank54.55%, see rank62.08%37.92%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School1,42833.40%, see rank66.60%, see rank44.39%55.61%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Erie, PAPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total Households40,913, 100%5,018,904116,716,292
Average Household Size2.36, see rank2.452.58
1 Person Households14,296, 34.94%, see rank28.56%26.74%
2 or More Person Households26,617, 65.06%, see rank71.44%73.26%
Family Households (Families)22,915, 56.01%, see rank64.98%66.43%
Average Family Size3.08, see rank3.023.14
Married-Couple Family12,982, 31.73%, see rank48.17%48.42%
Nonfamily Households17,998, 43.99%, see rank35.02%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Erie, PA%PennsylvaniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total81,089see rank10,430,988248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over38,660100%, see rank5,030,246120,789,875
Never Married17,53245.35%, see rank35.38%35.08%
Married15,80940.89%, see rank53.23%52.93%
Widowed1,2783.31%, see rank3.11%2.53%
Divorced4,04110.45%, see rank8.29%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over42,429100%, see rank5,400,742127,252,362
Never Married16,94339.93%, see rank29.53%28.74%
Married15,78937.21%, see rank49.30%49.95%
Widowed4,58110.80%, see rank11.14%9.34%
Divorced5,11612.06%, see rank10.04%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Erie, PA%PennsylvaniaU.S.
Native95,02993.67%, see rank94.19%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence77,77876.66%, see rank74.03%58.71%
Born in Different State15,60915.39%, see rank18.61%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,6421.62%, see rank1.55%1.38%
Foreign Born6,4256.33%, see rank5.81%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2,5152.48%, see rank2.93%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3,9103.85%, see rank2.88%7.16%
Born In Europe2,3102.28%, see rank1.37%1.56%
Born In Asia2,1952.16%, see rank2.20%3.67%
Born In Africa8780.87%, see rank0.40%0.51%
Born In Oceania270.03%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America8510.84%, see rank1.68%6.79%
Born In Northern America1640.16%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Erie, PA%PennsylvaniaU.S.
English35,79388.63%, see rank88.62%79.64%
Spanish1,6934.19%, see rank4.58%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages2,0385.05%, see rank4.54%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4481.11%, see rank1.69%3.24%
Other4121.02%, see rank0.57%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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