The Ideal Spot for Work and Play

Erie is located between several major economic centers and in close proximity to world-class research and academic institutions. The town has a robust business infrastructure and highly-educated, affluent population. Pristine views of the Rockies, access to abundant outdoor recreation and a strong economic climate attract individuals, families and businesses to the area.


Major Industries & Employers

Major employers in Erie proper include the Town of Erie, Magnum Plastics and Safeway. Major area employers include Level 3 Communications, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District.

Quality of Life

Erie offers an abundance of outdoor activities including a championship golf course at the Colorado National Golf Club, 11 parks and popular fishing spots at Erie Lake and Thomas Reservoir. Erie’s trail system provides a community wide off-road network with more than 28 miles connecting to major destinations and activity centers. The town also features an award-winning Community Center, which is a 63,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility featuring climbing walls, a pool with a lazy river, a gym, childcare facilities and more.

Universities & Colleges


Erie is conveniently located along Interstate 25, 35 minutes away from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from Denver and 30 minutes from Boulder. The Erie Municipal Airport is located on Highway 7 about 3 miles west of Interstate 25. It includes a 4,700 foot runway and is open for business and personal use.

RTD provides the JUMP bus line, providing service in Erie and linking the town to Lafayette and downtown Boulder, with opportunities to access additional bus service connections throughout the region. The extension makes it easy for residents to commute to work or take the bus to shopping, restaurants, school campuses and more.


Population 23,000
Median Age 36.1 yrs
Median Household
Income $ 109,000
Bachelor’s Degree + 56.3 %
Square Miles 19.6
Elevation 5130 ft.