Erie, CO
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Living in Erie


Erie is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 25,447 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Erie is the 33rd largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Erie, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Erie, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Erie’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Erie does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

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.

In Erie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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 61.10% 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 $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.