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Erie, Pennsylvania
City
City of Erie
Erie bayfront.jpg
Presque Isle Lighthouse.jpg
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Bicentennial Tower with Fireworks.jpg
Brig Niagara full sail.jpg
Boston Store Erie, PA Sept 2013.jpg
From top, left to right: Erie skyline; Presque Isle Light in Presque Isle State Park; statue of Oliver Hazard Perry; Bicentennial Tower; US Brig Niagara; Boston Store
Flag of Erie, Pennsylvania
Flag
Official seal of Erie, Pennsylvania
Seal
Nicknames: 
The Bay City, The Flagship City, The Gem City, The Lake City
Location in Erie County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Erie County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 42°7′46″N 80°5′6″W / 42.12944°N 80.08500°W / 42.12944; -80.08500Coordinates: 42°7′46″N 80°5′6″W / 42.12944°N 80.08500°W / 42.12944; -80.08500
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
County Erie
First settled 1753
Founded April 18, 1795[1]
Incorporated April 14, 1851
Named for Erie people
Government
 • Mayor Joe Schember (D)
Area
[2]
 • City 19.37 sq mi (50.17 km2)
 • Land 19.14 sq mi (49.58 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)  about 1.04%%
Elevation
728 ft (222 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City 101,786
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
96,471
 • Density 5,086.14/sq mi (1,963.81/km2)
 • Metro
276,207 (Erie Metro)
Demonym(s) Erieite(s)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
16501−16512, 16514−16515, 16522, 16530−16534, 16538, 16541, 16544, 16546, 16550, 16553−16554, 16563, 16565
Area code(s) 814, proposed 582
FIPS code 42-24000
Website www.erie.pa.us