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Erie is a township in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Erie. For links to other places called Erie, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Erie is 41.639N. The longitude is -90.117W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,014.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Erie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61230 ZIP code.
29% of Erie residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Erie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Erie was $19,437, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Erie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Erie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Erie political report.
The average commute time for Erie workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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