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|People QuickFacts||Erie County||Pennsylvania|
|Population, 2013 estimate||280,294||12,773,801|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||280,566||12,702,379|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.1%||0.6%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.8%||5.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||21.9%||21.3%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||15.4%||16.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.7%||51.1%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||88.8%||83.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||7.5%||11.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.3%||3.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.1%||1.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||3.7%||6.3%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||85.9%||78.4%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||85.1%||87.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||4.0%||5.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||6.5%||10.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||89.9%||88.3%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||24.2%||27.0%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||18.8||25.8|
|Housing units, 2013||119,241||5,565,157|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||67.9%||70.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||25.1%||20.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$115,400||$164,900|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.46||2.47|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$23,974||$28,190|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$45,249||$52,267|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||16.1%||13.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Erie County||Pennsylvania|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||6,239||296,8721|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||115,988||5,169,1961|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||1.5%||1.8%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||13,799||774,209|
|Total number of firms, 2007||19,610||981,501|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.2%||4.6%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.3%||0.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||3.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.2%||2.3%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||23.5%||27.0%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||6,890,810||234,840,418|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,157,206||142,859,202|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||3,428,421||166,842,778|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$12,253||$13,323|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||428,110||19,625,449|
|Building permits, 2012||488||18,796|
|Geography QuickFacts||Erie County||Pennsylvania|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||799.15||44,742.70|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||351.1||283.9|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Erie, PA Metro Area|