Erie 85 Exceptional
Erie Livability #11 ranked city in Colorado#1,080 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A Erie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Erie Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than Colorado
12626% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Erie cost of living
A+ Erie Crime Total crime is 61% lower than Colorado
Total crime
1,25546% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8046% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
25%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
A+ Erie Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Erie K-12 schools
A+ Erie User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Erie
Overall user rating
90% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 6 total surveys
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      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%.

      Erie transportation information

      Average one way commute27min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.8%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.5%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home11.1%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Erie, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).