Erie, Pennsylvania

city on the south shore of Lake Erie and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States

Erie is a city in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. It is named after Lake Erie. As of 2001, 103,717 people lived in Erie.

Erie, Pennsylvania
Erie bayfront.jpg
Bicentennial Tower with Fireworks.jpg
Brig Niagara full sail.jpg
Boston Store Erie, PA Sept 2013.jpg
From top, left to right: Erie skyline; statue of Oliver Hazard Perry, Bicentennial Tower, US Brig Niagara, Boston Store
Flag of Erie, Pennsylvania
Official seal of Erie, Pennsylvania
The Bay City, The Flagship City, The Gem City, The Lake City
Location in Erie County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Erie County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 42°7′46″N 80°5′6″W / 42.12944°N 80.08500°W / 42.12944; -80.08500Coordinates: 42°7′46″N 80°5′6″W / 42.12944°N 80.08500°W / 42.12944; -80.08500
CountryUnited States
First settled1753 (1753)
FoundedApril 18, 1795 (1795-04-18)
IncorporatedApril 14, 1851 (1851-04-14)
Named forErie people
 • MayorJoe Schember (D)
 • City19.37 sq mi (50.17 km2)
 • Land19.14 sq mi (49.58 km2)
 • Water0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)  about 1.04%%
728 ft (222 m)
 • City94,831
 • Density4,900/sq mi (1,900/km2)
 • Metro
266,096 (Erie Metro)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
16501−16512, 16514−16515, 16522, 16530−16534, 16538, 16541, 16544, 16546, 16550, 16553−16554, 16563, 16565
Area codes814 and 582
FIPS code42-24000


  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.

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