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Erie /ˈɪəri/ is a city in northwestern Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city (after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown), with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 99,452 in 2014. It was the third-largest city in the state until 1999. It is the second largest city in Western Pennsylvania (after Pittsburgh) and the largest city in northwestern Pennsylvania. Erie's metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of approximately 280,000 residents. The city is the seat of government for Erie County and the principal city of the Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Erie is between Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though service industries, health care, higher education, and tourism are emerging as greater economic drivers. Hundreds of thousands visit Erie for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions like the casino and horse racetrack named for the state park. Erie is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the "Gem City" because of the sparkling lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972.

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Situated on the banks of Lake Erie, the Pennsylvanian town of Erie is an ideal retreat for a short holiday. Visitors usually thong by the Presque Isle State Park, the peninsular curve ion the lake. This strip is home to activities like swimming, boating, hiking, birdwatching, and biking. It is also a National Natural Landmark. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Lake Erie from the Seaway Trail that stretches towards the downtown area. Downtown Erie is host to Dobbins Landing pier along with plenty of museums and theatres. One of the largest shopping malls in the country, the Millcreek Mall, is located here. Indoor water parks like the Splash Lagoon bring a fun twist to the Erie holiday. Go for a trip to the Bicentennial Tower when visiting Erie. 

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Facts and Stats for Erie*

  • Pollution Statistics in Erie

    Know the pollution level of Erie before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Erie: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Erie for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Erie.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.56 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.78 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 72.22 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.78 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.89 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Erie - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 70.69 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.57 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Erie

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Erie

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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