Girard, Pennsylvania

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Girard, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Girard, Pennsylvania

Comparing Girard to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Girard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SW of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Erie
Metro Area Erie
Standard Zip Codes 16417
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.
Longitude -80.318

Girard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ERIE AP
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Girard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,164 100%
Male 1,497 47.3%
Female 1,667 52.7%
Under 18 929 29.4%
18+ 2,235 70.6%
65+ 424 13.4%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.1
White 3,123 98.7%
African-American 12 0.4%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.3%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.6%

Estimated Girard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,017
Growth -147
Growth % -4.6%

Girard Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.6%
Irish 12.8%
Italian 11.8%
English 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
US/American 7.5%
Polish 4.7%
Slovak 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Scottish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Swedish 1.5%
Yugoslavian 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
Russian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Girard 3,164 $38,936
Albion 1,607 $40,650
Cranesville 600 $37,500
Edinboro 6,950 $48,516
Fairview 220 $50,000
Lake City 2,811 $40,598
McKean 389 $46,250

Girard Public Libraries

Rice Avenue Community Public Library
Girard, Pennsylvania
(814) 774-4982

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Girard High Schools (2004)

Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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