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Time Zone: Amador County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Jackson is the Seat for Amador County.

Amador County was founded in 1854 and was created by taking area from CalaverasCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Amador had a population of 37,876 people. This is an increase of 7.91% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,100 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Amador represented 0.1% of the total population of California, making it the state's 46th most populous county (out of 58 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
201038,091+8.52%+0.57% since 2009
200937,876+7.91%-0.27% since 2008
200837,980+8.21%-1.3% since 2007
200035,100The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ione   7,6947,1297.93% increase  
Jackson   4,2363,9896.19% increase  
Sutter Creek   2,6542,30315.24% increase  
Plymouth   1,0119803.16% increase  
Amador City   2061965.1% increase  

Websites for Amador County

Official Website:   www.co.amador.ca.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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