Erie, CO

Erie profile

Living in Erie

Erie is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 27,003 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 $119,973.00.

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.

Erie is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Erie is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Erie who work in management occupations (18.50%), office and administrative support (8.72%), and computer science and math (8.64%).

Also of interest is that Erie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Erie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.69% 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.

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.

One downside of living in Erie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.27 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Erie. 61.10% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Erie in 2018 was $45,701, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,804 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 10.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Erie include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

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