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

The community of Athens is the Seat for Limestone County.

Limestone County was founded in 1818. Limestone was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Limestone had a population of 78,572 people. This is an increase of 19.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 65,676 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Limestone represented 1.48% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 19th 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
201082,782+26.05%+5.36% since 2009
200978,572+19.64%+2.96% since 2008
200876,314+16.2%+3.25% since 2007
200065,676The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Huntsville   179,652158,21613.55% increase  
Decatur   56,41153,9294.6% increase  
Athens   24,19418,96727.56% increase  
Ardmore   1,2881,03424.56% increase  
Elkmont   55647018.3% increase  

Websites for Limestone County

Official Website:   www.co.limestone.al.us/

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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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