StatisticErieIllinoisNational
Population1,54512,671,821328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,07122891
Median age40.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%44%43%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish0%13%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Erie is 370% higher than Illinois
  • The median age in Erie is 7% higher than Illinois
  • In Erie 95.53% of the population is White
  • In Erie 1.36% of the population is Black
  • In Erie 0.26% of the population is Asian

Compare Erie, IL Demographics

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      Erie population breakdown by race

      RaceErieIllinoisNational
      White95.53%72.14%73.35%
      Black1.36%14.30%12.63%
      Asian0.26%5.10%5.22%
      American Indian1.04%0.23%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race1.81%2.34%3.06%
      Other race0.00%5.86%4.75%
      In Erie, 4.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Erie age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Erie, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).