Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA

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2022 Population
114,802
32.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.7
0.234% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
7.37% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,783
2.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$185,800
8.65% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
55,885
26.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA had a population of 115k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $69,783. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA declined from 169,296 to 114,802, a −32.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,978 to $69,783, a 2.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), and White (Hispanic) (1.06%).

2.93% of the households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (944 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was $185,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA is home to a population of 115k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.93% of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.21k people).

In 2022, there were 45.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are Spanish (1,027 households), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (303 households), and Vietnamese (266 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
62,478
Women
50.1%
62,126
Men
49.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 124,604 inhabitants, with 49.9% men, and 50.1% women.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 831
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 408
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 455
3%
Hispanic Population
3.45k people

In 2022, there were 45.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3% of the people in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are hispanic (3.45k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    500 ± 548 people
  2. China
    259 ± 395 people
  3. Ukraine
    253 ± 390 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was India, the natal country of 500 Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA residents, followed by China with 259 and Ukraine with 253.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.21k people
2.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.8k people

As of 2022, 1.93% of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA residents (2.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,027 households (0.939%)
  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    303 households (0.277%)
  3. Vietnamese
    266 households (0.243%)

2.93% of the households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was Spanish. 0.939% of the households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,953 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,458 ± 334
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,063 ± 186

Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA employs 55.9k people. The largest industries in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,734 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,732 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($187,070), Miscellaneous retail stores ($140,259), and Computer Systems Design ($125,704).

Males in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,048. The income inequality in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
37,551
Women
49.3%
38,692
Men
50.7%

The workforce of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA in 2020 was 76,243 people, with 49.3% woman, and 50.7% men.

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Occupations

55.9k
2022 Value
−26.2%
1 Year decline
± −26.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −26.2%, from 75.7k employees to 55.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, are Other managers (1,463 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,436 people), and Registered nurses (1,436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.9k
2022 Value
−26.2%
1 Year decline
± −26.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −26.2%, from 75.7k employees to 55.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,734 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,732 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,127
Median earning men ± $2,023
$33,021
Median earning women ± $1,828

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,098), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,411), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,391), Public Administration ($48,457), and Manufacturing ($43,005).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA awarded 944 degrees. The student population of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 2,114 male students and 1,181 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are White (813 and 88.8%), followed by Asian (28 and 3.06%), Two or More Races (28 and 3.06%), and Hispanic or Latino (23 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (944 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA are Mechanical Engineering (64 and 6.78%), Other Management Information Systems & Services (54 and 5.72%), and General Biological Sciences (49 and 5.19%).

The median tuition cost in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA for a public four year colleges is $15,388 for in-state students and $25,854 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,295 (64.2% men and 35.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,295 students enrolled in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, 64.2% men and 35.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,596 records, of which 34.6% were women and 65.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was Mechanical Engineering with 64 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
944 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College with 944 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 611 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA, which is 1.83 times more than the 333 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 813 degrees mean that there were 29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,388) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($516) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.385% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.198% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (35.9k), Bachelors Degree (19.3k), and Some college (17.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was $185,800 in 2022, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,000 to $185,800, a 8.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA is $69,783. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$185,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,679
$35,268
Median Property Taxes
±$1,259

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,783
Median Household Income
± $2,416
44.5k
Number of Households
± 1,515

In 2022, the median household income of the 44.5k households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA grew to $69,783 from the previous year's value of $67,978.

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Wage Distribution

0.441
2022 Wage GINI in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.27% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.1%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.76%) and those who worked at home (7.1%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA (12.2k out of 108k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.32%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Erie County (Outer) PUMA, PA grew by 4.85% from 3.17% to 3.32%.

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