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. 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 $111,745.00.

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 88.02% 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 (15.71%), sales jobs (11.36%), and office and administrative support (10.38%).

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 10.34% 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

If knowledge is power, Erie is a pretty powerful place. 59.13% 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 2010 was $42,330, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,320 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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