Girard is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,164 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3square miles (6.0Square kilometers), all of it land. As of the census in 2000, there were 3,164people, 1,226households, and 863families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,345.0people per square mile (519.8Square kilometers). There were 1,269housing units at an average density of 539.4per square mile (208.5Square kilometers).