Ernest is located in west Pennsylvania. Ernest is part of Indiana County. Ernest has 0.23 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Ernest population is 343, which has shrunk 31.54% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.89% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Ernest median household income is $47,031 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 123.34% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 32.44% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Ernest median house value is $68,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 88.74% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 70.00% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Ernest is better than the state average in quality. The Ernest area code is 724.