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Time Zone: Jefferson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Birmingham is the Seat for Jefferson County.

Jefferson County was founded in 1819 and was created by taking area from BlountCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jefferson had a population of 665,027 people. This is an increase of 0.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 662,047 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jefferson represented 14.89% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010658,466-0.54%-0.99% since 2009
2009665,027+0.45%+0.25% since 2008
2008663,394+0.2%+0.29% since 2007
2000662,047The Last Census

More information can be found on the Jefferson County Census Page for Jefferson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Jefferson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jefferson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Birmingham   230,131242,8205.23% decrease  
Hoover   72,98962,74216.33% increase  
Vestavia Hills   31,12124,47627.15% increase  
Bessemer   28,77229,6723.03% decrease  
Homewood   23,99325,0434.19% decrease  

Websites for Jefferson County

Official Website:   www.jeffcointouch.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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