Erie employment information

IndexEriePennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$19,577$30,137$29,829
Median household income$35,205$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,616$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,239$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$26,603$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$20,358$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level26.4%13.3%15.1%
The Erie, PA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Erie is $19,577, which is 35% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 34% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,205, which is 36% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 36% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Erie is 6%, which is 19% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Erie is 26% which is 75% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,467$35,205$70,410
City
$36,593$54,895$109,790
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Erie is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Erie is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Erie is 19% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Erie is 75% higher than the national average.

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Erie median earnings by income bracket

Erie employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.4%0.7%
Manufacturing sector23.6%0.4%
Financial & insurance services4.1%5.8%
Wholesale & retail services14.8%11.5%
Public administration3.1%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%1.6%
Education, health & social services15.1%40.7%
Other25.7%27.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Avonia, PA1,066$74,93435%
Fairview, PA2,836$70,25027%
Fairview borough, PA189$60,3139%
Northwest Harborcreek, PA9,036$60,0238%
Platea, PA383$60,0008%
Erie, PA100,157$35,20536%

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Kenosha, WI99,865$49,63610%
Hillsboro, OR100,462$70,18027%
Jurupa Valley, CA100,737$58,8496%
Roanoke, VA99,329$39,20129%
South Bend, IN101,037$35,75835%
Erie, PA100,157$35,20536%
Source: The Erie, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).