Population: 20,801Median home value: $379,800 75 Ranks better than 83% of areas

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A Erie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Erie Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Colorado
12525% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Erie cost of living
A+ Erie Crime Total crime is 71% lower than Colorado
Total crime
89667% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11267% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
17%Year over year crime is up
Erie crime
A- Erie Employment Household income is 77% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$110,877100% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,20841% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%53% lower than the US average
Erie employment
C Erie Housing Home value is 44% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$379,800106% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,55063% higher than the US average
Home ownership
86%36% higher than the US average
Erie real estate or Erie rentals
C- Erie Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Erie K-12 schools

Living in Erie, CO

Erie, Colorado is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,801 inhabitants. The majority of Erie residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. 89% of the people in Erie (over the age of 15) are married and 44% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Erie, Colorado. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Erie and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Erie to Colorado and the national average.

The livability score in Erie is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 83rd percentile of all cities across America. This is a fantastic score, as Erie ranks well in multiple categories! For each of the livability categories, we see that Erie ranks very well for amenities (A), crime (A+) and employment (A-). There are some categories that Erie ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Erie, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 51 crimes per 100,000 residents, Erie has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Erie. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Erie are affordable. The median home price for Erie homes is $379,800, which is 43.5% higher than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Erie, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 19% lower than the Colorado average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Erie will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Erie, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8%.

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Compare Erie, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Erie, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palo Park, Boulder77112,365
Crossroads, Boulder7711.47,095
East Boulder, Boulder779.83,257
Gunbarrel, Boulder758.37,722
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Boulder, Boulder7412.116,230
North Boulder, Boulder7112.811,930
Southeast Boulder, Boulder7010.320,905
Colorado University, Boulder6911.99,791

Best Cities Near Erie, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO8623.978
Meridian, CO8536.13,327
Superior, CO839.912,928
Seven Hills, CO8315.498
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO8214.21,091
Louisville, CO797.419,972
Leyner, CO793.727
Crisman, CO7817.6402
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Erie Colorado: No Longer a Mining Town

Living in Erie Colorado was an amazing experience. My family and I lived there for over 5 years. We enjoyed the transparent sense of security and safety that the town provided. The weather there can be moderate for the most part, with 3 or 4 warm months in the year on average. This is an excellent city for relocation, as it offers a great outlook for viable employment. However, it is a bit costly to live in this area, relative to other cities in Colorado. Nonetheless, education is on point, and the housing market is flourishing.

Erie Colorado, named for Erie Pennsylvania, was known for its rich mining history. The city is about 20 minutes away from the major city Denver Colorado. Today, Erie has evolved into a well-rounded community, bolstering with well-maintained parks and recreational areas. The beautifully engineered community offers lots of walking, bike trails, and hiking. The town has also emerged with a local Arts Coalition in Old Town Erie. The surrounding art districts are the best areas in Erie Colorado.
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Source: The Erie, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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