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Erie County, Pennsylvania Facts

Facts
State Pennsylvania
Land area 799.2 square miles
Population Density 351.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 280,294
Population change -0.1%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 21.9%
65 and over 15.4%
Females 50.7%
White 88.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.7
Asian 1.3%
Two or more races 2.1%
Black or African American 7.5%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 24.8%
Veterans 21,569
Households and Housing
Households 109,675
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.2%
Median household income $45,202
The per capita income $24,189
Live below the poverty line. 16.9%
housing units 119,241
Multi-unit structures 25%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $115,100
Residents owning their homes. 67.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 19,610
Women-owned firms 23.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.2%
Black-owned firms 3.2%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,428,421
Retail sales per capita $12,253
Manufacturers shipments $6,890,810
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,157,206