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Erie, CO
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Erie profile


Living in Erie



Erie is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 33,104 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Erie is the 27th 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 $140,409.00.

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.

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.

Of important note, Erie is also a town of artists. Erie has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Erie’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Erie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 23.21% 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. 64.65% 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 2018 was $52,185, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,740 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. Important ancestries of people in Erie include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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