The Town of Erie is a Statutory Town located in Weld and Boulder counties, Colorado, United States. The town population was 30,038 at the 2020 United States Census, a +65.64% increase since the 2010 United States Census. At the 2020 census, 17,387 Erie residents lived in Weld County and 12,651 lived in Boulder County.
The Town of Erie is a Statutory Town located in Weld and Boulder counties, Colorado, United States. The town population was 30,038 at the 2020 United States Census, a +65.64% increase since the 2010 United States Census. At the 2020 census, 17,387 (58%) Erie residents lived in Weld County and 12,651 (42%) lived in Boulder County. Erie is a part of the Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.
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 early settler Richard Van Valkenburg.
Thirty minutes to Denver and Boulder, Erie offers amazing mountain views with a small-town feel near the big city. With just over 30,000 residents and growing, this beautiful city attracts families, young professionals, and active adults alike. There are more than 300 days of sunshine a year in Erie, with many trails and a championship golf course. Erie has many community amenities including an over 60,000 square foot community center and extensive library. Eldora ski resort is 38 miles away with 680 skiable acres, and 50 trails. Many fantastic events are close by during the year such as Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally, End of Year Summer Jam in Steamboat Springs, to the Estes Park Epic. Erie offers easy access to I25 and is near the northwest parkway as well.
Three hospitals are within twenty minutes, and Children’s Hospital Colorado North Campus is a fifteen-minute drive.
Elementary Schools in Erie:
Black Rock Elementary
Red Hawk Elementary
Erie Middle School
Erie High School
Aspen Ridge Prep
Vista Ridge Academy
– Updated 2022
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