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Population (year 2000): 103,717. Estimated population in July 2005: 102,612 (-1.1% change)
Males: 49,355 (47.6%), Females: 54,362 (52.4%)

Erie County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $28,387 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,900 (year 2000)

Erie, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Erie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.7%)
  • Black (14.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (24.4%), Polish (14.2%), Irish (14.0%), Italian (13.4%), English (5.8%), United States (3.7%).Pennsylvania

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 22.0 square miles

Erie,

For population 25 years and over in Erie

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erie city

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

4.2% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,086 (-4.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY Buffalo, (100.5 miles pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (369.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Park, PA (4.6 miles Lawrence PA (4.7 miles Wesleyville, Harborcreek, PA (6.0 miles Northwest PA McKean, (9.3 miles PA (13.4 miles Waterford, PA (14.0 miles Avonia, PA (16.9 miles Edinboro, Village, PA (18.0 miles Mill


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 38 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $106,700

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 80.08 W

Area code: 814


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Erie, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.2%), Manufacturing (21.1%), Retail trade (12.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,971 (+12.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 26,744 (61.0%)

Crime in Erie by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 5 4 4 3 1
    per 100,000 3.9 4.8 3.9 3.9 2.9 1.0
Rapes 46 54 52 71 70 65
    per 100,000 44.4 52.1 50.1 68.5 67.5 62.7
Robberies 238 219 227 196 191 206
    per 100,000 229.5 211.2 218.9 189.0 184.2 198.6
Assaults 162 189 203 179 183 188
    per 100,000 156.2 182.2 195.7 172.6 176.4 181.3
Burglaries 705 694 734 702 725 747
    per 100,000 679.7 669.1 707.7 676.8 699.0 720.2
Thefts 2,525 2,453 2,828 2,241 2,284 2,470
    per 100,000 2434.5 2365.1 2726.7 2160.7 2202.1 2381.5
Auto thefts 249 223 221 167 125 119
    per 100,000 240.1 215.0 213.1 161.0 120.5 114.7
285.8 284.1 304.4 269.1 267.1 276.7

Average climate in Erie, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Erie, Erie:

Erie-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Erie city center .

On 5/31/1985, a category 4 tornado 19.4 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 82 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Bob Sanders - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Feb 24, 1981), Eric Hicks - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Jun 17, 1976), Paul J. Weitz, Sean Smiley - College basketball player (Buffalo Bulls), Billy Blanks - (born 1955), martial arts expert.

Main business address for: ERIE INDEMNITY CO (INSURANCE AGENTS BROKERS & SERVICES), ERIE FAMILY LIFE INSURANCE CO (LIFE INSURANCE), RENT WAY INC (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Erie:
  • HAMOT MEDICAL CENTER (201 STATE ST)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF ERIE (143 EAST SECOND STREET)
  • METRO HEALTH CENTER (252 ELEVENTH ST)
  • MILLCREEK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (5515 PEACH ST)
  • SAINT VINCENT HEALTH CENTER (232 WEST 25TH STREET)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL ERIE (201 STATE STREET)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Erie:
  • ERIE INTL/TOM RIDGE FIELD (about 8 miles; ERIE, PA; ID: ERI)
  • VENANGO REGIONAL (about 54 miles; FRANKLIN, PA; ID: FKL)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 58 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; ID: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Erie:
  • ERIE COUNTY (about 17 miles; WATTSBURG, PA; ID: 3G1)
  • PRATT'S EASTERN DIVIDE (about 28 miles; SHERMAN, NY; ID: D88)
  • CORRY-LAWRENCE (about 34 miles; CORRY, PA; ID: 8G2)

Amtrak station:
ERIE (14TH & PEACH ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 69 $229,990 $39,998 0 $0
Police - Other 54 $150,111 $33,358 50 $17,854
Financial Administration 34 $120,344 $42,474 0 $0
Fire - Other 7 $25,516 $43,741 0 $0
Firefighters 192 $877,665 $54,854 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $18,215 $36,430 2 $3,120
Other Government Administration 21 $73,651 $42,086 7 $3,627
Police Protection - Officers 208 $904,136 $52,161 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 28 $81,471 $34,916 22 $13,377
Sewerage 95 $316,507 $39,979 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 37 $98,071 $31,806 5 $5,535
Housing and Community Development(Local) 34 $114,544 $40,427 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 42 $116,430 $33,265 0 $0
Totals for Government 827 $3,126,651 $45,368 86 $43,512
Colleges/Universities in Erie:
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV-PENN ST ERIE-BEHREND COLL (Full-time enrollment: 3,481; Location: 5091 STATION RD; Public; Website: www.pserie.psu.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 3,304; Location: 5451 Merwin Lane; Public; Website: www.npti.org)
  • MERCYHURST COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,824; Location: 501 E 38TH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mercyhurst.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • GANNON UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 2,766; Location: 109 W SIXTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gannon.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (FT enrollment: 620; Location: 1858 W GRANDVIEW BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lecom.edu)
  • ERIE BUSINESS CENTER (FT enrollment: 372; Location: 246 W NINTH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ErieBC.com)
  • TRI-STATE BUSINESS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 282; Location: 5757 W 26TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 277; Location: 5100 PEACH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.glit.org)
  • TRIANGLE TECH INC-ERIE (FT enrollment: 131; Location: 2000 LIBERTY ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.triangle-tech.com)
  • GECAC TRAINING INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 42; Location: 1006 W 10TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • ERIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INC (FT enrollment: 42; Location: 2221 PENINSULA DR; Private, for-profit; Website: ERIEINST.COM)
  • PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM (FT enrollment: 21; Location: 2931 HARVARD RD; Public)
  • REGIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 8500 OLIVER RD; Public; Website: www.ects.org)
  • NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH (Location: 652 W 17 ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nir.org)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Erie:
  • EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 5 miles; EDINBORO, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,631)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT FREDONIA (about 56 miles; FREDONIA, NY; FT enrollment: 4,758)
  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • GROVE CITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; GROVE CITY, PA; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 74 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 80 miles; CLARION, PA; FT enrollment: 5,690)
  • YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; FT enrollment: 9,726)
Public high schools in Erie:
  • CENTRAL HS (Students: 1,283; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MCDOWELL SHS (Students: 1,112; Grades: 11 - 12)
  • EAST SHS (Students: 1,001; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTHWEST PA COLLEGIATE ACAD (Students: 776; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • STRONG VINCENT HS (Students: 730; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • IROQUOIS JSHS (Students: 612; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SENECA HS (Students: 562; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PERSEUS HOUSE CS OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 211; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGI (Students: 153; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTH COAST SCHOOL (Students: 51; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Erie:
  • MERCYHURST PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 818; Location: 538 EAST GRANDVIEW BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CATHEDRAL PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 225 WEST 9TH STREET; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • VILLA MARIA ACDDEMY (Students: 563; Location: 2403 W 8TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 1781 WEST 38TH STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • COMMUNITY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 5800 OLD ZUCK ROAD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • HARBORCREEK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 4719 BUFFALO RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Erie:
  • MCDOWELL IHS (Students: 1,247; Grades: 09 - 10)
  • WILSON MS (Students: 835; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROOSEVELT MS (Students: 680; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PFEIFFER-BURLEIGH EL SCH (Students: 676; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HARDING EL SCH (Students: 655; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WATTSBURG AREA EL CTR (Students: 615; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WAYNE MS (Students: 612; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • GRANDVIEW EL SCH (Students: 574; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MCKINLEY EL SCH (Students: 572; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CONNELL EL SCH (Students: 571; Grades: KG - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Erie:
  • ST GEORGE CATHLIC SCHOOL (Students: 718; Location: 1612 BRYANT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 2401 WEST 38TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 2510 GREENGARDEN BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADYS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 606 LOWELL AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST LUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 425 E 38TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • VILLA MARIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 2551 W 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL (Students: 421; Location: 1531 E GRANDVIEW BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 2501 PLUM STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: 160 WEST 11TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 2602 BUFFALO ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Erie:
  • ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,337,187; Location: BLASCO MEM LIB, 160 E FRONT ST; 480,105 books; 17,981 audio materials; 9,712 video materials; 570 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Under Hospitals/Medical Centers,you need to add: Shriners Hospitals for Children. Remove: Metro Health Center (it has gone out of business as of April 2003).
  • Metro Health has recently closed its doors.
  • Under Hospitals/Medical Centers,you need to add: Shriners Hospitals for Children. Remove: Metro Health Center (it has gone out of business as of April 2003).

Notable locations in Erie: Cherry Marina (A), Chautauqua Park (B), Park Plaza (C), General Wayne Blockhouse (D), Dobbins Landing (E), Austin Dock Number Four (F), Glenwood Park Zoo (G), Bay Harbor Marina (H), Grandview Plaza (I), West Erie Plaza (J), Presque Isle Yacht Club (K), Presque Isle State Park Marina (L), Presque Isle Lighthouse (M), Union Station (N), Twelfth and Pittsburgh Plaza (O), Joseph Martin Golf Course (P), Liberty Plaza (Q), Cranch Park (R), East Erie Plaza (S), Commodore Perry Yacht Club (T).

Shopping Center: Erie Central Mall (1).

Churches in Erie include: Emmanuel Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Glenwood Church (C), Church of the Covenant (D), Saint Peters Cathedral (E).

Cemeteries: Lakeside Cemetery (1), Erie Cemetery (2).

Lakes: Cranberry Pond (A), Niagara Pond (B), Long Pond (C), Ridge Pond (D), Horseshoe Pond (E), Big Pond (F).

Creeks: Mill Creek (A), Cascade Creek (B).

Parks in Erie include: Cloverdale Park (1), Niagara Park (2), Pebble Lake Park (3), Veterans Stadium (4), Victory Park (5), Glenwood Park (6), Columbus Park (7), Washington Park (8), Wayne Park (9).


Erie compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Erie:
  • WJET (1400 AM; 1 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRIE (1260 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WPSE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PA STATE UN)
  • WFNN (1330 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWOW (1360 AM; 5 kW; CONNEAUT, OH; Owner: WWOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEYZ (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORTH EAST, PA)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFUN (970 AM; 5 kW; ASHTABULA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Erie:
  • WERG (89.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: GANNON UNIVERSITY)
  • W254AJ (98.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFGO (94.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQHZ (102.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WQLN-FM (91.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WXKC (99.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WRTS (103.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMCE (88.5 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: MERCYHURST COLLEGE)
  • WXTA (97.9 FM; EDINBORO, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEFR (88.1 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W285AI (104.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: WILLIAM T. SHANNON)
  • WXXO (104.5 FM; CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUSE (93.9 FM; FAIRVIEW, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFSE (88.9 FM; EDINBORO, PA; Owner: EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA)
  • WCTL (106.3 FM; UNION CITY, PA; Owner: INSPIRATION TIME, INC.)
  • WGYY (100.3 FM; MEADVILLE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Erie:
  • WJET-TV (Channel 24; ERIE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ERIE, L.L.C.)
  • WQLN (Channel 54; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WFXP (Channel 66; ERIE, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEE-TV (Channel 35; ERIE, PA; Owner: INITIAL BROADCASTING OF PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WICU-TV (Channel 12; ERIE, PA; Owner: SJL OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.)
  • W48CH (Channel 48; ERIE, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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