What does this measure?
Median Income by type of worker, educational attainment, by ZIP code. Total Workers and Income Ranges by ZIP code.
Why is this important?
Median household income is a gauge of the overall economic health of the region and the financial resources of households.
How is Erie County doing?
Median household incomes skew lower the closer to Erie City center, particularly in ZIP code 16501 ($14,020) with the highest in Zip code 16415 ($49,306). Overall median salaries of males are higher than female workers, particularly in those with less than a high school education level, in which males have a county-wide median salary of $28,125 whereas the female median salary is $15,982. County-wide, the densest income range is between $35,000 to $45,000.
How does Erie compare to its Peers?
The Gini Index is a summary measure of income inequality. The Gini coefficient incorporates the detailed shares data into a single statistic, which summarizes the dispersion of income across the entire income distribution. The Gini coefficient ranges from 0, indicating perfect equality (where everyone receives an equal share), to 1, perfect inequality (where only one recipient or group of recipients receives all the income). More information can be found here.
About this Data
Data from the U.S. Census ACS as of 2018.
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