Poverty in erie county


Analysis Categories

What does this measure?

Poverty by Age Range, Sex, Employment Status, Race/Ethnicity, and Educational Attainment, by ZIP code.

Why is this important?

The percentage of people living in or near poverty is a measure of the overall economic health of a region. It also indicates the level of need for social and government supports.

How is Erie County doing?

Poverty skews higher for the younger and less-educated the population. For populations of color, poverty remains higher for Black/African American (24.8%) or Latino (23.0%) populations over White (16.5%), but for the population consisting of Two or More Races that rate is far higher at 38.3%.

How does Erie compare to its Peers?

How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?

About this Data

Data from the Census ACS as of 2017. Population 25 years and older used for Education category.