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  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+
Erie is a suburb of Denver with a population of 22,019. Erie is in Weld County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Erie offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Erie there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Erie and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Erie are highly rated.
About Erie...
Population
22,019

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$400,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,711
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Erie Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    114
    500
  • Theft
    676
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Erie

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,304
National
$55,322
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Erie Reviews

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The town is very homey! It's a wonderful place to grow up, they neighbors are very kind and caring.

Everything you need from grocery shopping, to needing a place to hangout with your friends, Erie has it all!
We have a Walgreens, Safeway and a King Soopers!
We also have an amazing rec center that has an amazing crew!

If you need a place to hangout with friends, you can walk down to Old Town Erie and walk around Briggs Street, there are amazing local business' that have amazing clothing, jewelry, food and more!
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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!
I have lived in Erie my entire life and have loved it. There is a small town feel which keeps it feeling like family even though it’s growing pretty rapidly. One thing I would change, though, is the amount of activities and job opportunities available to younger people such as high schoolers. This would include more stores where kids could work as well as entertainment sources such as bowling alleys or movie theaters.