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Welcome to Erie ...
The location of Erie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Erie: EER-ee<3>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Erie, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
When the people of Erie refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Erieite<4>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Erie has a population of 1,500 people<5> (see below for details).
Erie is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<6>.
Time Zone: Erie lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Erie lies within the (309) area code.
The ZIP code for Erie: 61250<7>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Erie had an population of 1,500 people. This is a decrease of 6.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.6% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Erie had a population of 1,602 people. This makes Erie the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Erie represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 540th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,602 people, the population of Erie has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,589 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Erie.
Communities Also Named Erie ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Erie - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Erie.
Communities near Erie ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Erie.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Erie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Erie.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Erie. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Erie.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Erie. See our Newspapers Page for Erie.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Erie ...
Looking for more information about Erie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Erie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Erie.
Adding Erie to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Erie in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Erie was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Erie on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Erie.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Erie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Whiteside County: www.whiteside.org/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023