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. Erie has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.

A relatively large number of people in Erie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.45% 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 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.

One downside of living in Erie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.87 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Erie. 62.23% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.