What does this measure?
Consumer spending by category, per household by ZIP
Why is this important?
Consumer spending across the included categories gives a perspective on the cost of living. Conducting the analysis at the ZIP code level provides further insight into the communities and disparities among the varying geographic areas present in the county.
How is Erie County doing?
Housing remains the highest cost for county residents, at a 29.8% yearly average of consumer dollars spent. In general, spending per category followed ZIP code total spending proportionally to the County averages. The lowest concentration of spending geographically occurs in downtown Erie, with average consumer spending at $30,415 for the year as compared to the County average of $53, 591 (across all categories).
How does Erie compare to its Peers?
How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?
About this Data
Data from the Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition as of 2017. Spending information on a consumer expenditures per household.
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