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Income/capita 6%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 33%
IndexErieIllinoisNational
Income per capita$31,621$31,502$29,829
Median household income$65,926$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$77,596$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,560$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$42,500$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,725$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level3.9%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Erie is 6% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Erie is 19% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Erie is 33% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Erie is 74% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $43,946$65,926$131,852
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Erie median earnings by income bracket

      Erie employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector31.9%3.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%12.3%
      Wholesale & retail services10.1%12.6%
      Public administration3.9%5.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%2.3%
      Education, health & social services8.3%31.0%
      Other21.0%19.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rapids City, IL1,095$79,27143%
      Port Byron, IL1,670$69,94026%
      Princeton, IA1,100$67,36122%
      Cordova, IL645$64,16716%
      Colona, IL4,876$61,87512%
      Erie, IL1,545$65,92619%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Caddo Mills, TX1,545$56,1842%
      Pelahatchie, MS1,545$32,06342%
      South Browning, MT1,545$19,33365%
      Reese, MI1,544$46,87515%
      Fosston, MN1,544$34,45338%
      Erie, IL1,545$65,92619%
      Source: The Erie, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).