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Welcome to Erie ...

The city of Erie is located in Erie County<1> and is the County Seat for Erie County.

When the people of Erie refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Erieite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Erie has a population of 95,508 people<3> (see below for details).

Erie was established in 1795.

The community of Erie is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Erie lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Erie lies within the (814) area code.

Websites for Erie ...

Official Website:   www.cityoferiepa.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.eriepa.com/

Junior League:   www.juniorleagueoferie.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Erie had an population of 95,508 people. This is a decrease of 6.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Erie had a population of 101,786 people (which is 36.28% of the total population of Erie County). This makes Erie the county's most populous community.

The population of Erie represents 0.8% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 101,786 people, the population of Erie decreased 1.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 103,717 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Erie.

Communities Also Named Erie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Erie - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, 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.

  • Edinboro [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinboro
    • Edinboro [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Erie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,515 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinboro<7>
  • North East [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North East
    • North East [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Erie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,033 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North East
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North East<7>
  • Union City [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
    • Union City [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Erie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,118 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<7>
  • Girard [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girard
    • Girard [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Erie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Girard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake City [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Borough of Fairview [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borough of Fairview
      • Borough of Fairview [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borough of Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borough of Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Borough of Fairview<7>
    • Waterford [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterford<7>
    • Mina [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mina
      • Mina [Chautauqua County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mina
    • Platea [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platea
      • Platea [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platea have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platea
    • Mill Village [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Village

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. Our list includes 105 papers. 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Erie: www.cityoferiepa.com/

The official website for Erie County: www.eriecountygov.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Erie refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Erie may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Erie.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Erie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Erie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Erie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Erie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Erie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1210, Longitude: -80.0797    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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