Erie County, Pennsylvania

Erie County: County in Pennsylvania, United States


Erie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 280,566 and a population density of 70 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 268,426 inhabitants. Its county seat is Erie. The county was created 223 years ago in 1800.

Quick Facts about Erie County

Population : 268,426 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Erie County, Erie County
Area : 4036 km2
Water as percent of area : 49%
Land as percent of area : 51%
Named for : Lake Erie
Capital : Erie
Establishment : March 03, 1800
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:17:55 (1st June 2023)
Density : 67 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.52% (2010-2020)
Erie County locator map
Location of Erie County on Pennsylvania map.
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ErieCtyCourthouse EriePA
ErieCtyCourthouse EriePA image


Erie County is located at 42°7'3"N 80°5'53"W (42.1174800, -80.0981100). It has 3 neighbors: Chautauqua County, Ashtabula County and Warren County.

Erie County map

The largest city of Erie County is Erie with a population of 95,077. Other cities include, Corry population 6,180, Edinboro population 5,405, North East population 4,013 and Lawrence Park population 3,982. See all Erie County cities & populated places.

Erie County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Erie County.

City Name Population Title
Erie 95,077 County seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States
Harborcreek 16,998 Township in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Corry 6,180 City of Pennsylvania
Edinboro 5,405 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States
North East 4,013 Borough of Pennsylvania
Lawrence Park 3,982 Human settlement in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Union City 3,097 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States
Wesleyville 3,093 Borough of Pennsylvania
Girard 2,897 Borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Albion 1,445 Borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Avonia 1,205 Census designated place
Cranesville 594 Borough of Pennsylvania
Platea 397 Borough of Pennsylvania
Mill Village 383 Borough of Pennsylvania
Wattsburg 381 Borough of Pennsylvania
Elgin 204 Borough of Pennsylvania

Erie County has 3 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Erie County decreased by 4.52% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 280,566 - census
2011 281,327 0.27% estimation process
2012 281,532 0.07% estimation process
2013 280,717 -0.29% estimation process
2014 279,423 -0.46% estimation process
2015 278,174 -0.45% estimation process
2016 276,170 -0.73% estimation process
2017 273,558 -0.95% estimation process
2018 271,544 -0.74% estimation process
2019 269,728 -0.67% estimation process
2020 268,426 -0.49% estimation process

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People born in Erie County (9)

People born in Erie County, including journalist Ida Tarbell, anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, historian Frank W. Blackmar, .


  • Clarence Emir Allen (United States Congressman from Utah (1852-1932)) he was born in 08/09/1852
  • William H. Doolittle (American politician) he was born in 06/11/1848
  • Orpheus S. Woodward (Union Army general) he was born in 01/05/1835
  • Jay Luvaas (American military historian) he was born in 15/01/1927
  • James Weston Miller (American Presbyterian minister) he was born in 01/01/1815
  • Myron Emil Zeller (American aviator) he was born in 03/08/1905

Other places with the same name (3)

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