# Erie County, Pennsylvania

**Erie County** is a

county located in the

U.S. State of

Pennsylvania. As of

2000, the population is 280,843. Its

county seat is

Erie^{6}.

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,036

km² (1,558

mi²). 2,077 km² (802 mi²) of it is land and 1,959 km² (756 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 48.54% water.

## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2} of

2000, there are 280,843 people, 106,507 households, and 71,040 families residing in the county. The

population density is 135/km² (350/mi²). There are 114,322 housing units at an average density of 55/km² (143/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.90%

White, 6.13%

Black or

African American, 0.17%

Native American, 0.69%

Asian, 0.02%

Pacific Islander, 0.86% from

other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population are

Hispanic or

Latino of any race.
There are 106,507 households out of which 31.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.50% are married couples living together, 12.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% are non-families. 27.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.07.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.

## Cities and towns

\n*Albion\n*

Amity Township\n*

Avonia\n*

Concord Township\n*

Conneaut Township\n*

Corry\n*

Cranesville\n*

Edinboro\n*

Elgin\n*

Elk Creek Township\n*

Erie\n*

Fairview Township\n*

Franklin Township\n*

Girard Township\n*

Girard\n*

Greene Township\n*

Greenfield Township\n*

Harborcreek Township\n*

Lake City\n*

Lawrence Park Township\n*

Lawrence Park\n*

LeBoeuf Township\n*

McKean Township\n*

McKean\n*

Mill Village\n*

Millcreek Township\n*

North East Township\n*

North East\n*

Northwest Harborcreek\n*

Platea\n*

Springfield Township\n*

Summit Township\n*

Union City\n*

Union Township\n*

Venango Township\n*

Washington Township\n*

Waterford Township\n*

Waterford\n*

Wattsburg\n*

Wayne Township\n*

Wesleyville