A+
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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$353,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,729
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Erie Rankings

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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
    52
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    33
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90
    525
  • Theft
    545
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,745
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I've lived in Erie for 14yrs. The amazing views, the excellent schools, accessibility to Denver, Ft. Collins, Boulder and the airport make it #1! Myself, 3 kids and husband wish to stay forever!
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Erie used to be a sleepy old mining town, that has grown exponentially in size, with more and more professionals of all fields moving into Colorado. Erie's suburbs expand every day, while Old towne Erie, where I live, still maintains its old-fashioned charm. Everybody knows their neighbors here, and the community sticks together tightly. I really like how everyone is actively involved in town hall meetings. The only thing that is sad to watch is more and more oil and gas companies moving into town and erecting drilling rigs right in the communities.
I have been living in Erie for almost 18 years now, and every great memory I have seems to propagate from the town. Generally the suburbs are quiet and beautiful, occasionally alive with the laughter of children and families taking walks in the summer. The roads and neighborhoods are safe, and very close to the Erie Recreation center and community library. The activities and beauty that surrounds you in this little town are boundless.