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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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 22,965. Erie is in Weld County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Erie offers residents a rural 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 above average.
About Erie...
Population
22,965

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$437,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,809
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
    75.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    103
    500.1
  • Theft
    860
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    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
$119,973
National
$55,322
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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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I’ve lived in Erie for two years now. It’s a really cute town with gorgeous mountain views and tons of hiking and biking trails. Close to Boulder, and an okay commute to downtown Denver. It takes me about 35-45 minutes. The town has great community events, is super safe, and really nice. Everything is new. Overall it’s a great place for families. The cost of living is really good here and you can get a really nice home much cheaper than other areas around Denver. The only downside is it is very small, almost zero shopping, and about 15 restaurants. However, since we bought our house two years ago the restaurants doubled and we know Erie has plans for massive growth. We would be thrilled to see more restaurants and shopping.
Erie is a small town but close to major metros of Denver and Boulder, and developing quickly. It was very affordable when we moved here a few years ago but prices have increased a lot since then. It is still a bit more affordable than Denver or Boulder. There is still a fair amount of open spaces and agriculture in the area. The town is pretty quiet, people are pretty friendly, and there are lots of families.