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

The community of Hanford is the Seat for Kings County.

Kings County was founded in 1893 and was created by taking area from TulareCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kings had a population of 148,764 people. This is an increase of 14.91% since the last Census (which gave a population of 129,461 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kings represented 0.38% of the total population of California, making it the state's 32nd 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
2010152,982+18.17%+2.84% since 2009
2008148,746+14.9%+0.76% since 2007
2000129,461The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hanford   50,05341,68620.07% increase  
Corcoran   24,86314,45872% increase  
Lemoore   24,28519,71223.2% increase  
Avenal   16,35214,67411.44% increase  

Websites for Kings County

Official Website:   www.countyofkings.com/

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Footnotes ...

<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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