Erie is a wonderful place in which to raise a family, work or retire with its slow paced friendly atmosphere and its stable work economy. Erie is well known for its beautiful location on the shores of Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay. Erie is Pennsylvania’s third largest city and a major center of recreation and tourism.
The six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, which included the Senecas, originally occupied the lands in what is now Erie. Europeans first arrived in the region when the French constructed Fort Presque Isle near present-day Erie in 1753, as part of their effort to defend New France against the encroaching British. Present-day Erie is situated in what was the disputed Erie Triangle, a triangle of land that was claimed by the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (as part of its Western Reserve), and Massachusetts. It officially became part of Pennsylvania on March 3, 1792.
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $31,901