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Erie is a township in Monroe County, in the Monroe metro area.
The community was named after the lake
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Erie. For links to other places called Erie, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Erie is 41.794N. The longitude is -83.496W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 584 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,850.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Erie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48157 ZIP code.
28% of Erie residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $21,494, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Erie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Erie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $927.
Libraries in Erie include Erie Branch Library ... View libraries
Monroe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Erie political report.
The average commute time for Erie workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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