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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,550
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    33
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109
    500
  • Theft
    466
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,877
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Nice town, but there is not much to do here. Diversity is very poor and the attitudes of some residents can be overwhelming. In addition, real estate prices keep rising making it hard to live in this town. Recently moved to Lafayette and I am living a happier life!
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Great, small town feel! Perfect place to raise a family. People are kind and willing to help out. Great community with lots of fun things to do.
Erie is an up incoming suburb out side of the Denver, Boulder area. Its a quick 20 minute drive into downtown boulder or a 35 minute drive into downtown Denver provided there is little to no traffic. The thing I admire most about Erie is the parks department. The town seems to spend a lot of its funding on the maintaining of parks and the building of new trails for walking and biking. It was once an old coal mining town and that history still vibrates through the historic old town area.