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Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie is a major industrial city on the shore of Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city with a population of 104,000. Erie's Metropolitan Area consists of 281,000 residents. The city is the seat of government for Erie County. Erie is centrally located between Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once swarming with heavy industry, Erie's heavy manufacturing sector now consists mainly of plastics and locomotive building. Known for its lake effect snow, Erie is in the heart of the rust belt. The city has begun to focus on tourism as a driving force in its economy. Annually over four million people go to swim, hike, and fish at Presque Isle State Park, while a new casino named for the state park is growing in popularity. Erie is known as the Flagship City because of the presence of Oliver Hazard...more

Erie Economy

Erie is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's primary access point to Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The city emerged as a maritime center after the American Revolution, then as a railroad hub during the great American westward expansion. Erie became an important city for iron and steel manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution and thrived well into the 20th century with big industry. While only electric locomotive building remains of the large manufacturers in the early 21st century, a more diverse mix of mid-sized industries has emerged. This broader economic base includes not only smaller and more agile steel and plastic plants, but also a vigorous service sector: health, insurance and tourism thrive in Erie. As of March 2007, Erie's unemployment rate was 4.1%, more than a point's improvement over the 5.2% rate a year earlier. The national unemployment rate was 4.4%. Erie is the corporate headquarters of GE Transportation Systems, Plastek Industries,...more

Erie Careers

Among the most common occupations in Erie are Management, professional, and related occupations, 25%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 19%. Approximately 82 percent of workers in Erie, Pennsylvania work for companies, 8 percent work for the government and 2 percent are self-employed.

Erie Industries

The leading industries in Erie, Pennsylvania are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 23%; Manufacturing, 20%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Erie job listings indicate that the following industries in Erie are hiring the most workers:

Erie Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania is $29,202, and the median income of households in Erie was $31,376.

Average Salaries in Erie, PA

Erie, PA


Erie Employment Statistics

Population of Erie
Total population 91,423
Male 47.74%
Female 52.26%
Median age 35.0
Erie Housing
Owner-occupied homes 56.4%
Median cost of a home $73,400
Median mortgage payment $463
Renter-occupied homes 43.6%
Vacant housing 12.9%
Median monthly rent $496
Average Income
Median for all workers $21,208
Median for all male full-time $32,411
Median for all female full-time $25,993
Household Income
Less than $10,000 15%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8%
High school graduate 44%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 7%
Marital Status
Never married 36%
Currently married 39%
Separated 5%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 12%
White 80%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 1%
Other 3%
Erie Commute
Carpool 11.6%
Public transportation 2.7%
Average travel time 16 minutes