Erie

Erie

The Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes settled near here for a time and not until 1858 was it recorded.

Welcome to Erie

 
 
Erie has always been a town at the crossroads. The Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes settled near here for a time and not until 1858 was it recorded that Jim Baker referenced this area for his trapping and even coal extraction from the river. By the 1860s coal was being surfaced mined throughout the area and then in 1871 with the establishment of the Briggs Mine the first commercial coal mine in Weld County was recorded. Union Pacific Railroad brought the first trains to Erie in 1867 primarily because of coal transportation but eventually as a hub to reach the cities of Lafayette, Boulder, and Longmont. From Erie, you would have to catch a stagecoach to your final destination. Originally referred to as “Coal Park” until July 24, 1871, when the Rev. Richard J. Van Valkenberg chose to honor his former home in Pennsylvania and named the city Erie. It was incorporated in 1874. Erie remembers its coal mining days with a September Saturday morning holiday called Biscuit Day to celebrate the respite between agriculture and coal seasons.
 
People would feast on biscuits and stew before miners went back to work in the colder months. Oliver and Adeline Wise are considered the original homesteaders to this area but technically they lived in the town of Canfield, which is now a neighborhood in Erie. The Wise family were farmers and their home is a historical monument that is only open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Today Erie is still at a crossroads. Most people living here work in either Boulder (20 min) or Denver (25 min). It has grown significantly in the 21st century from ~6,000 to roughly 26,000 in 2021. It didn’t have a city street light until 2008. The median age of someone living in Erie is 37. The median household income is $116,860.
 
 

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Overview for Erie, CO

19,905 people live in Erie, where the median age is 37.3 and the average individual income is $44,215.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,905

Total Population

37.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,215.81

Average individual Income

Around Erie, CO

There's plenty to do around Erie, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

23
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
49
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Fork n' Frijole, Amanecer Mexican Food Truck, and Vintrey Honest Goods.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.13 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.26 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.05 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Erie, CO

Erie has 6,616 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Erie do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,905 people call Erie home. The population density is 524.6 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,905

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.3

Median Age

47.67 / 52.33%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,616

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$44,215.81

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Erie, CO

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Erie. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Black Rock Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vista Ridge Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Primrose School Of Erie At Vista Ridge
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Erie Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Erie Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Red Hawk Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Aspen Ridge Preparatory School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Soaring Heights Pk-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Blue Mountain Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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