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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Erie is a town in Illinois with a population of 1,438. Erie is in Whiteside County. Living in Erie offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Erie and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Erie are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$514
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    197.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Erie

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,068
National
$55,322
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Erie Reviews

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I was promised a great school system that was very technologically advanced,and we had it,but it was not incorporated into daily use and we were always having problems with it.If you are experiencing bullying,don’t expect any help.They put on lots of presentations about all sorts of issues,but when those same issues are brought to attention,it’s ignored.The small town gossip is unbelievable,drug use is rampant,and the only thing to do is drink.In all of the churches here you will find hypocrites or people who are extremely harsh with their beliefs.It’s about equal distances to several areas like Clinton,Quad Cities,and Sterling.You are also located about 2 hours from Chicago and 2.5 hours from Milwaukee.The town itself is very affordable living,though it may cost you your sanity.If you are looking for a short term move where you can easily save up money,then this would be the place for you.If you are looking for a nice community to settle down,then keep looking.
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Erie is the perfect small town. My parents chose Erie because of the low crime rate, small classroom sizes, great funding from surronding businesses and most of all the opportunities the school provides to high school seniors.
Erie is a nice little small town in Illinois where I have spent my whole life growing up. It has nice local restaurants and a country club where you can go golfing. It also has a local campground that is available. The location of it is also nice because you are right off of the interstate, so travel is easy.