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What Bert Has To Say About Erie Metro Area

Erie, Pennsylvania’s third-largest city, is a major port and industrial center in the northwest corner of the state. Located between Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York, about 75 miles from each, Erie has a pleasant if somewhat declining small-town feel and many historic sites. Its role as a shipping point for the steel industry has been declining for years, but is being replaced by plastics and some high value-added manufacturing activities.


Quick Facts About Erie

    The unemployment rate in Erie is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Erie jobs have Increased by 1.86 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Erie's cost of living is 17.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Erie's population is 101,454 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.22 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Erie is $74,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.70 percent.
    Erie public schools spend $12,738 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Erie.

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moved from Erie at 16 in '83
I was so glad to leave. I lived in Lawrence, Park also which was better. I returned in 2010 to visit Erie and Lp the old hood looked run down. I was into Martial Arts... (read more)
Erie, PA is what you make it
I recently relocated to Erie from San Antonio, TX in October of 2011 and prior to that I have resided in South Florida, Detroit, South Jersey, and Northern California... (read more)
re: Erie, PA - 7/15/2011
I love Erie because of the lake, low cost of living, and outdoor activities, but let me correct one thing, THERE ARE NO JOBS IN ERIE. Its hard to get a job at Walmart... (read more)
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