2017 Citizen Survey Results:
Erie Remains Great Place to Raise a Family
According to the results of the 2017 Town of Erie Citizen Survey presented to the Board of Trustees, Erie residents continue to enjoy a high quality of life. 94% rate Erie as an excellent or good place to raise children - a rating higher than in comparison communities nationwide. 92% rate Erie as an excellent or good place to live and 88% of residents rate their overall quality of life just as positively.
In a continuing upward trend, three quarters of residents positively rate the overall image, or reputation of Erie and the overall appearance of Erie. This is an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. About 7 in 10 residents positively rate the overall sense of community in Erie. 90% would recommend Erie to others and plan on remaining in Erie for the next 5 years.
Ratings increased for the overall economic health of Erie, shopping opportunities, employment opportunities, Erie as a place to visit, vibrant Downtown, place to work, the overall quality of businesses and services and economic development.
The survey indicates that residents have increased trust in Town Government. Several other ratings above the national benchmark include: Safety; Mobility; Recreation Programs and Erie Community Center.
View the complete survey results here.