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 $119,555.00.

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 88.23% 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 (17.61%), computer science and math (8.86%), and office and administrative support (8.70%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.45% 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.

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 is lower than average for the country.

In Erie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Erie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Erie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 62.23% 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 2018 was $46,090, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,360 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 10.25% 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.