Girard is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,098 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. Girard is located at 42°0′21″N 80°19′17″W / 42.00583°N 80.32139°W / 42.00583; -80.32139 (42.005954, -80.321481). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.
As of the census in 2010, there were 3,098 people, 1,226 households, and 863 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,345.0 people per square mile (519.8/km²). There were 1,269 housing units at an average density of 539.4 per square mile (208.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.70% White, 0.38% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.
There were 1,226 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $33,977, and the median income for a family was $38,936. Males had a median income of $29,975 versus $23,712 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,682. About 6.5% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.