Don’t let the “town” in Erie’s title fool you. This is a full service community that by the end of the summer of 2012 will have its own state of the art Olympic cycling training facility.

Located just west of Interstate of 25 in southern Weld County, Erie is eagerly anticipating the Boulder Valley velodrome. The facility is expected to attract athletics of all levels, and will easily accommodate Olympic level cyclists – no small feat for a town the size of Erie.

Erie, which likes to cultivate its community centric, small town feel, also boasts an award winning community center, 20,000 square foot library, new schools and scenic trails.

According to the town, Erie is also committed to sustainability. Eco-friendly civic development and environmentally “green” practices includes a town wide interconnecting trail system, a water saving irrigation system in its public parks and a thermal solar system installation at the Erie Community Center. Erie Community park, a 41 acre “green” area, was opened in 2010

This environmentally friendly spirit has caused some turmoil in recent months with another one of Erie’s booming but controversial oil and gas development. Encana Oil and Gas, an energy producer with natural gas wells in Erie, has received a lot of push back from Erie residents over drilling in the area, most notably a site called Canyon Creek between two elementary schools.

Transportation options include the Erie Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the town of Erie. The general aviation facility is located three miles south of the central business district.


Erie Profile:

Square miles: Planning square miles – 48, Incorporated square miles – 18

Population: 20,000

Labor force: 8,723 (2010 Census)

Employment: 8,444 (2010 Census)

Per capita income: $38,688 (2010 Census)

Median household income: (100,288 (2010 census)

Households: 6,797, with additional 4,105 units approved

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