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   People QuickFactsErie CountyPennsylvania
Population definition and source info Population, 2012 estimate 280,64612,763,536
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 280,56612,702,379
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 Z0.5%
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 280,56612,702,379
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 5.9%5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 22.4%21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 14.6%15.6%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2011 50.8%51.2%
 
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 89.2%83.8%
Black persons, percent definition and source info Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 7.4%11.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.2%0.3%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 1.2%2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) Z0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 2.0%1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 3.5%5.9%
White persons not Hispanic, percent definition and source info White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 86.5%79.2%
 
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent definition and source info Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 84.6%87.7%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 3.9%5.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 6.3%10.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 89.5%87.9%
Bachelor Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 23.6%26.7%
Veterans definition and source info Veterans, 2007-2011 23,1321,007,939
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 18.825.7
 
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2011 119,3915,579,275
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 68.7%70.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 25.1%20.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $113,300$163,200
Households definition and source info Households, 2007-2011 108,3034,952,566
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.472.47
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars) definition and source info Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $23,321$27,824
Median household income definition and source info Median household income, 2007-2011 $44,503$51,651
Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011 15.8%12.6%
   Business QuickFactsErie CountyPennsylvania
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 6,287297,0231
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, 2010 111,6774,976,1931
Private nonfarm employment, percent change definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 -8.8-2.21
Nonemployer establishments definition and source info Nonemployer establishments, 2010 14,004762,405
 
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2007 19,610981,501
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.2%4.6%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.3%0.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.2%2.3%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 23.5%27.0%
 
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 6,890,810234,840,418
Merchant wholesaler sales definition and source info Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,157,206142,859,202
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 3,428,421166,842,778
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,253$13,323
Accommodation and food services sales definition and source info Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 428,11019,625,449
Building permits definition and source info Building permits, 2011 31114,967
   Geography QuickFactsErie CountyPennsylvania
Land area in square miles definition and source info Land area in square miles, 2010 799.1544,742.70
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2010 351.1283.9
Persons per square mile definition and source info FIPS Code 04942
Persons per square mile definition and source info Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Erie, PA Metro Area 

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
F: Fewer than 100 firms
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
X: Not applicable
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Monday, 11-Mar-2013 14:18:38 EDT