Erie, CO
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Erie is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 24,234 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Erie is the 33rd largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Erie, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Erie, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Erie’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Erie does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $113,304.00.

Erie home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Erie real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Erie is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Erie workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Erie is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Erie who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

A relatively large number of people in Erie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Erie is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Erie really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Erie perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Erie is a pretty powerful place. 60.27% of the adults in Erie have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Erie in 2010 was $42,831, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,324 for a family of four.

Erie is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Erie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Erie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Erie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Erie include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Erie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.