Erie County OH Information


Erie County Subdivisions

Erie County OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 76,640
Population in Households 74,963
Population in Familes 59,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,677
Population Density1 305
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 32,168
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 20,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,588 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,580 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,978 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $146,975
Average Home Value $178,724


Median Household Income $47,921
Average Household Income $63,823
Per Capita Income $27,034
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.16%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families -0.09% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Erie County OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erie County to the other 88 counties and county equivalents in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 34 63rd
Population Density1 # 20 78th
Diversity Index2 # 13 86th
Median Household Income # 36 60th
Per Capita Income # 19 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.