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Overview

Introduction to Erie, Colorado

Located in Weld county, the city of Erie, Colorado, is 9 miles SE of Longmont, Colorado (center to center) and 21 miles N of Denver, Colorado.

Erie History

Before the 1870s, when the northern coal fields had still not been developed, inhabitants of this area were mostly farmers and merchants. Erie was founded by Reverend Richard Van Valkenburg who was a civic leader. A plat was filed in 1871 after the Briggs Mine had been established. Erie was incorporated as a town in 1874, and became a city in 1885.

Erie and nearby Attractions

  • Louisville Historical Museum
  • Fort Vasquez
  • Barr Lake State Park
  • Dacono Public Library
  • Fiske Planetarium
  • Arapahoe Basin

Things To Do In Erie

Erie covers a total area of 9.6 square miles. It offers many mountain views and scenic trails, with little rainfall throughout the year. Erie provides venues for many different types of recreational opportunities. The city has a number of tourist attractions such as the Butterfly Pavilion, the Celestial Seasonings tours, and the Fiske Planetarium. There are many parks including the Barr Lake State Park, the Barbour Ponds State Park, and the Eldorado Canyon State Park. Historical monuments such as the Fort Vasquez are also located nearby.

Erie Transportation

Erie is located a few minutes away from Denver International Airport.

Erie Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Naropa University, Regis University and Front Range Community College among others.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,801
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens8.4%
Employed Population 16+10,848
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married68.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.5%
Median Earnings25+$60,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,404
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,731

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,809
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home11.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone13.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,550
Median House Value$379,800

Ancestry

German23.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
English15.8%
Irish12.2%
Italian9.2%
Polish4%
French Except Basque3.5%
Swedish3.1%
Scottish2.8%
Norwegian2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Russian1.5%
Welsh1.4%
Austrian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Greek1%
Danishn0.9%
Czech0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Canadian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Arab0.1%
African0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Erie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weld County
Standard Zip Codes80516, 80514
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.02
Approximate Longitude-105.04

Erie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationWHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 47 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dacono4,623$57,885
Firestone11,709$96,361
Frederick10,791$96,745
Lafayette27,053$86,437
Longmont90,719$75,400
Louisville19,972$122,580

Erie Public Schools

Aspen Ridge Preparatory School
705 Austin Avenue
ZIP: 80516
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Black Rock Elementary
2000 Mountain View Blvd
ZIP: 80516
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Erie Elementary School
4137 E County Line Rd.
ZIP: 80516
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Erie High School
3180 County Road 5
ZIP: 80516
High
Total Enrollment 799
Erie Middle School
650 Main Street
ZIP: 80516
Middle
Total Enrollment 833
Red Hawk Elementary
1500 Telleen Ave.
ZIP: 80516
Primary
Total Enrollment 776

Erie Private Schools

Blue Mountain Montessori
201 S Briggs St
ZIP: 80516
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Primrose School Of Erie At Vista Ridge
2998 Ridgeview Dr
ZIP: 80516
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Vista Ridge Academy
3100 Ridge View Dr
ZIP: 80530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
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