Erie is a city in northwestern Pennsylvania, United States. It is named for the lake and Native American tribe Erie which resided along its southern shore. The city is the 4th-largest city (following Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown), and has a population of 99,450 (2014). Until 1999 it was the 3rd-largest city in the state. Erie is the 2nd largest city in Western Pennsylvania (following Pittsburgh). Its metropolitan area, equivalent to that of all of Erie County, consists of around 280,000 residents. Erie is the seat of government for Erie County as well as the principal city of Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The manufacturing sector of Erie remains prominent in local economy, though service industries, higher education, tourism and healthcare have emerged as greater economic drivers. Erie is visited by millions for recreation at Presque Isle State Park. The city also boasts attractions like the horse racetrack and casino.
Erie is often called the "Flagship City" due to its status as home port of Niagara, Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship. The city has also been named the "Gem City" due to its sparkling lake.
Highlights: Lighthouses, Covered Bridges, Museums
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