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Girard is a borough in Erie County, in the Erie metro area.
The community was named after Stephen Girard, Philadelphia merchant who owned land here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Girard. For links to other places called Girard, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Girard is 42.000N. The longitude is -80.318W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,082.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Girard 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 16423 ZIP code.
25% of Girard residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Girard ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Girard was $16,682, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Girard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Girard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Girard include Rice Avenue Community Public Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Girard political report.
The average commute time for Girard workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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