Erie, CO
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Erie is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 21,420 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 $108,857.00.

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 88.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Erie is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Erie who work in management occupations (15.71%), sales jobs (13.26%), and office and administrative support (10.23%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Erie a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Erie has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Erie’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Erie, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Erie is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Erie in 2010 was $41,635, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,540 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Erie include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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