Erie employment information

Income per capita$18,877$28,912$28,555
Median household income$33,007$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,928$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,995$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$23,841$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$19,305$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level27.4%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Erie is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Erie is 38% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Erie is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Erie is 76% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Erie median earnings by income bracket

Erie employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.9%
Manufacturing sector23.8%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.0%5.5%
Wholesale & retail services15.2%13.8%
Public administration3.8%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.4%
Education, health & social services16.3%41.3%

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Fairview, PA243$58,75010%
Cranesville, PA544$55,1043%
Erie, PA100,832$33,00738%

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Flint, MI100,569$24,67954%
South Bend, IN100,422$34,65635%
Las Cruces, NM100,360$40,65824%
Davenport, IA101,316$45,42415%
Highlands Ranch, CO101,350$110,221106%
Erie, PA100,832$33,00738%
Source: The Erie, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.