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Erie is a city in Erie County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after an Indian tribe.
The latitude of Erie is 42.129N. The longitude is -80.085W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 101,373.
Lt. Oliver Hazard Perry arrived in 1813 to supervise construction of a small fleet. The community boomed during the steamship era.
The port now handles shipments of ore, lumber, salt and machinery.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Erie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Erie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16501 ZIP code.
22% of Erie residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Erie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Erie was $14,972, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Erie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Erie include West 21st Street Historic District, West Park Place, West Sixth Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Erie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.
Libraries in Erie include Erie County Public Library, Iroquois Avenue Branch Library, Liberty Branch Library, Millcreek Mall Branch Library, Southeast Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Erie include Times & News
TV stations in Erie include WFXP, WICU, WJET, WQLN, WSEE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WQLN-FM.
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Erie political report.
Erie restaurants taking online reservations include papermoon Restaurant Gallery & Jazz Club ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Erie workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Erie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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