Erie, PA Population

Population: 103,717. Estimated population in July 2020: 102,612 (-1.1% change)
Males: 49,355 (47.6%), Females: 54,362 (52.4%)

Erie County

Zip codes: 16501, 16502, 16503, 16504, 16505, 16506, 16507, 16508, 16509, 16510, 16511.

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $28,387
Median house value: $65,900

Races in Erie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.7%)
  • Black (14.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (24.4%), Polish (14.2%), Irish (14.0%), Italian (13.4%), English (5.8%), United States (3.7%).

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 22.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Erie

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erie city

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

4.2% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,086 (-4.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Erie:

  • HAMOT MEDICAL CENTER (201 STATE ST)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF ERIE (143 EAST SECOND STREET)
  • METRO HEALTH CENTER (252 ELEVENTH ST)
  • MILLCREEK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (5515 PEACH ST)
  • SAINT VINCENT HEALTH CENTER (232 WEST 25TH STREET)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL ERIE (201 STATE STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Erie:

  • ERIE INTL/TOM RIDGE FIELD (about 8 miles; ERIE, PA; Abbreviation: ERI)
  • VENANGO REGIONAL (about 54 miles; FRANKLIN, PA; Abbreviation: FKL)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 58 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Abbreviation: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Erie:

  • ERIE COUNTY (about 17 miles; WATTSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: 3G1)
  • PRATT’S EASTERN DIVIDE (about 28 miles; SHERMAN, NY; Abbreviation: D88)
  • CORRY-LAWRENCE (about 34 miles; CORRY, PA; Abbreviation: 8G2)
Amtrak station:
ERIE (14TH & PEACH ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Erie:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV-PENN ST ERIE-BEHREND COLL (Full-time enrollment: 3,481; Location: 5091 STATION RD; Public; Website: www.pserie.psu.edu/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 3,304; Location: 5451 Merwin Lane; Public; Website: www.npti.org)
  • MERCYHURST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,824; Location: 501 E 38TH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mercyhurst.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • GANNON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,766; Location: 109 W SIXTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gannon.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (Full-time enrollment: 620; Location: 1858 W GRANDVIEW BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lecom.edu)
  • ERIE BUSINESS CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 372; Location: 246 W NINTH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ErieBC.com)
  • TRI-STATE BUSINESS INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 282; Location: 5757 W 26TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 277; Location: 5100 PEACH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.glit.org)
  • TRIANGLE TECH INC-ERIE (Full-time enrollment: 131; Location: 2000 LIBERTY ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.triangle-tech.com)
  • GECAC TRAINING INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 1006 W 10TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • ERIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INC (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 2221 PENINSULA DR; Private, for-profit; Website: ERIEINST.COM)
  • PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 2931 HARVARD RD; Public)
  • REGIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 8500 OLIVER RD; Public; Website: www.ects.org)
  • NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH (Location: 652 W 17 ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nir.org)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Erie:

  • EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 5 miles; EDINBORO, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,631)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT FREDONIA (about 56 miles; FREDONIA, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,758)
  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • GROVE CITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; GROVE CITY, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 74 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,399)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 80 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)
  • YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Full-time enrollment: 9,726)

Schools

Public high schools in Erie:

  • CENTRAL HS (Students: 1,283; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCDOWELL SHS (Students: 1,112; Grades: 11 – 12)
  • EAST SHS (Students: 1,001; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHWEST PA COLLEGIATE ACAD (Students: 776; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • STRONG VINCENT HS (Students: 730; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • IROQUOIS JSHS (Students: 612; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • SENECA HS (Students: 562; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PERSEUS HOUSE CS OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 211; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGI (Students: 153; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH COAST SCHOOL (Students: 51; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high schools in Erie:

  • MERCYHURST PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 818; Location: 538 EAST GRANDVIEW BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • CATHEDRAL PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 225 WEST 9TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • VILLA MARIA ACDDEMY (Students: 563; Location: 2403 W 8TH ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 1781 WEST 38TH STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • COMMUNITY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 5800 OLD ZUCK ROAD; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • HARBORCREEK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 4719 BUFFALO RD; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Erie:

  • MCDOWELL IHS (Students: 1,247; Grades: 09 – 10)
  • WILSON MS (Students: 835; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROOSEVELT MS (Students: 680; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PFEIFFER-BURLEIGH EL SCH (Students: 676; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HARDING EL SCH (Students: 655; Grades: KG – 08)
  • WATTSBURG AREA EL CTR (Students: 615; Grades: KG – 04)
  • WAYNE MS (Students: 612; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • GRANDVIEW EL SCH (Students: 574; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MCKINLEY EL SCH (Students: 572; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CONNELL EL SCH (Students: 571; Grades: KG – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Erie:

  • ST GEORGE CATHLIC SCHOOL (Students: 718; Location: 1612 BRYANT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 2401 WEST 38TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 2510 GREENGARDEN BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADYS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 606 LOWELL AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST LUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 425 E 38TH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • VILLA MARIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 2551 W 8TH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL (Students: 421; Location: 1531 E GRANDVIEW BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 2501 PLUM STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CATHEDRAL CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: 160 WEST 11TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 2602 BUFFALO ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Erie:

  • ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,337,187; Location: BLASCO MEM LIB, 160 E FRONT ST; 480,105 books; 17,981 audio materials; 9,712 video materials; 570 serial subscriptions)

 

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