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Welcome to Girard ...
The location of Girard has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Girard has a population of 2,912 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Girard.
Girard is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Girard lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Girard lies within the (814) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Girard had an population of 2,912 people. This is a decrease of 6.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.96% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Girard had a population of 3,104 people. This makes Girard the county's 7th most populous community.
The population of Girard represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 307th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,104 people, the population of Girard decreased 1.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,164 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Girard.
Communities Also Named Girard ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Girard: This one is located in Erie County and the other is located in York County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 16 communities that are also named Girard - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Girard.
Communities near Girard ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Girard.
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 Girard. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Girard.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Girard. 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 Girard.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Girard. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Girard.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Girard ...
Looking for more information about Girard? 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.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Girard, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Girard.
Adding Girard to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Girard in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Girard was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).
We also found Girard in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Girard on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Girard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Erie County: www.eriecountygov.org/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 15 Aug 2022