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2020 Compare Cities Economy:
Erie, PA vs Chicago, IL

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Highlights
- Household income in Chicago, is 47% more than it is in Erie and is 10% below the National Average.
- Erie unemployment rate is 5.20%.
- Chicago unemployment rate is 4.50%.


Economy
 Erie, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 5.2%4.5%3.7%
 -0.5%-0.2%1.6%
 14.2%25.7%33.5%
 6.0%10.3%6.2%
 4.3%5.0%4.6%
     $20,175$32,560$31,177
 $35,802$52,497$57,652
 $46,224$61,618$70,850
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 Est. Households By Income
 Erie, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 19.6%15.8%11.5%
 8.7%5.6%4.8%
 15.4%10.0%9.7%
 11.3%8.8%9.3%
 10.5%7.7%8.5%
 7.9%6.9%7.7%
 8.9%8.8%9.9%
 8.5%10.9%12.3%
 6.7%12.7%14.1%
 1.8%5.8%5.8%
 0.7%7.1%6.3%
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 Population By Occupation
 Erie, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 9.1%16.9%15.1%
 3.6%5.3%5.6%
 2.9%1.9%1.7%
 0.5%2.0%1.1%
 4.4%6.0%6.0%
 2.0%2.9%2.0%
 5.5%5.1%5.9%
 3.7%2.1%2.4%
 2.2%3.0%2.2%
 9.7%6.4%5.8%
 5.4%3.9%3.9%
 5.9%4.4%3.7%
 22.7%22.3%23.5%
 0.3%0.1%0.7%
 6.4%5.2%8.2%
 15.8%12.5%12.2%

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Reviews for Erie    26 Reviews
Erie PA is a hidden gem - 9/2/2019
I've lived in numerous cities and towns around the country and traveled to countless others. Erie, PA remains, surprisingly, my favorite place to live, work and play.... Read More

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Giant Dump - 8/11/2018
Born and raised in Erie pa, Lucky enough to earn an above average living here. (Moved out of Erie) However in the big sceme of things that doesn’t mean much two people... Read More

A Wonderful Place To Live - 4/29/2016
I have lived in Erie for 50 years, and it's a great small town! Erie boasts 3 excellent universities and Penn State's leading engineering branch, Behrend. Even our... Read More

Reviews for Chicago    258 Reviews
not as bad as you think - 10/29/2019
I lived in the city my whole life I loved... Read More

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Horrible - 9/5/2019
Lived there for 40 years, worse place in the nation. The weather is nice about 3% of the time, terrible roads, angry people, expediently growing corruption, and taxes... Read More

A Living Hell - 6/5/2019
I grew up here, and have lived many places in the city & suburbs. I've also lived in other states, so I know what life is like elsewhere. As of 6/2019, this is the... Read More

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ZIPS IN ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA
16510 16503 16508 16504 16502 16507 16501 16546
ZIPS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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