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. Much of the housing stock in Erie was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Erie economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Erie, where 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.

When you are in Erie, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 0.00% of Erie’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.41% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Erie is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Erie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.