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Town of Erie, Colorado
Statutory Town
Motto: Your Future Is Here
Location in Boulder County and the state of Colorado
Location in Boulder County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
Counties Boulder County
Weld County
Incorporated November 15, 1885
Area
 • Total 17.3 sq mi (44.8 km2)
 • Land 17.2 sq mi (44.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 5,130 ft (1,564 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,135
 • Density 1,056/sq mi (407.6/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 80154 & 80516
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
INCITS place code 0824950
GNIS feature ID 0178731
Website www.erieco.gov
Most populous Colorado Statutory Town

The Town of Erie is a Statutory Town in Boulder and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The population as of the 2010 census was 18,135, up from 6,291 at the 2000 census. Erie is located just west of Interstate 25, with easy access to Interstate 70, Denver International Airport and Colorado's entire Front Range. Erie's Planning Area spans 48 square miles (120 km2), extending from the north side of State Highway 52 south to State Highway 7, and between US 287 on the west and Interstate 25 to the east. Erie is approximately 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from Denver and 20 minutes from Boulder.

The town was named after Erie, Pennsylvania, the former home of an early settler.

Geography

Erie is located in the southwest corner of Weld County at 40°2′25″N 105°3′28″W / 40.04028°N 105.05778°W / 40.04028; -105.05778 and extends west into eastern Boulder County. It is bordered to the south by the city of Broomfield and to the southwest by the city of Lafayette. Interstate 25 forms part of the eastern border of the town, leading south 22 miles (35 km) to downtown Denver and north 41 miles (66 km) to Fort Collins. Erie is served by Exit 232 off I-25.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Erie has a total area of 17.3 square miles (44.8 km2), of which 17.2 square miles (44.5 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.74%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 358
1890 662 84.9%
1900 697 5.3%
1910 596 −14.5%
1920 697 16.9%
1930 930 33.4%
1940 1,019 9.6%
1950 937 −8.0%
1960 875 −6.6%
1970 1,090 24.6%
1980 1,254 15.0%
1990 1,258 0.3%
2000 6,291 400.1%
2010 18,135 188.3%
Est. 2015 21,420 18.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 Census, there were 18,135 people in the Town of Erie. According to the 2009 American Community Profile, the racial makeup of the town was 90.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population.

According to the Town of Erie Community Development Department, there were 6,485 households. According to the US Census the average household size was 2.91.

Population: Under 5 years - 9.6%, 5 to 9 years - 10.3%, 10 to 14 years - 7.4%, 15 to 19 years - 5.4%, 20 to 24 years - 2.7%, 25 to 29 years - 4.9%, 30 to 34 years - 8.1%, 35 to 39 years - 10.4%, 40 to 44 years - 9.8%, 45 to 49 years - 8.5%, 50 to 54 years - 7.25%, 55 to 59 years - 5.5%, 60 to 64 years - 4.5%, 65 to 69 years - 2.5%, 70 to 74 years - 1.4%, 75 to 79 years - 0.9%, 80 to 84 years - 0.5%, 85 and older - 0.35.

The median income for a household in the town was $99,804, and the median income for a family was $108,058. The per capita income for the town was $38,965.

Erie Community Center

The Erie Community Center is a 63,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) state-of-the-art facility operated by the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department. The facility was constructed with many sustainable features including a thermal solar water heating system. The community center offers both organized and drop-in classes and activities. The indoor facilities include a pool, water recreation area and multi-use courts (basketball, volleyball etc.). On the second level of the community center are free weights, weight and cardio machines and an indoor running track.

Arts in Erie

There is an active group of artists in Erie; the Arts Coalition of Erie (a 501(c)(3) represents about 70 artists, or approximately 60% of the artists in town. There are good venues for art at the Erie Community Center and High Plains Library, and shows change about every two months.

The Art Center of Erie (known as the A.C.E.) at 625 Pierce Street in Old Town Erie is open for visual and performing arts programs and is operated by the Arts Coalition of Erie. Classes and events are held year round at the site (an old children's library owned by the Town of Erie) leased by the Arts Coalition of Erie.

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