Erie demographics profile

StatisticEriePennsylvaniaNational
Population100,15712,783,977318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,23327791
Median age34.240.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%40%43%
Speak English89%89%79%
Speak Spanish4%5%13%
Erie, PA has a population of 100,157 and is the 311th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,233 per sq mi which is 1788% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 5676% higher than the national average. The median age in Erie is 34 which is approximately 16% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Erie, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 75% of Erie residents were born in Pennsylvania, 16% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Erie is 1788% higher than Pennsylvania.
  • The median age in Erie is 16% lower than Pennsylvania.
  • In Erie 74.32% of the population is White.
  • In Erie 16.36% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Erie 2.90% of the population is Asian.

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Erie population breakdown by race

RaceEriePennsylvaniaNational
White74.32%81.37%73.35%
Black or African American16.36%11.03%12.63%
Asian2.90%3.14%5.22%
American Indian0.44%0.20%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.37%2.24%3.06%
Other race1.55%1.98%4.75%
In Erie, 7.2% 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.

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