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

The community of Placerville is the Seat for El Dorado County.

El Dorado County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> El Dorado had a population of 178,447 people. This is an increase of 14.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 156,299 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, El Dorado represented 0.46% of the total population of California, making it the state's 30th 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
2010181,058+15.84%+1.46% since 2009
2009178,447+14.17%+0.81% since 2008
2008177,009+13.25%+0.72% since 2007
2000156,299The Last Census

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


Websites for El Dorado County

Official Website:   www.co.el-dorado.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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