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Time Zone: Garfield County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Glenwood Springs is the Seat for Garfield County.

Garfield County was founded February 10, 1883 and was created by taking area from SummitCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Garfield had a population of 56,298 people. This is an increase of 28.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,791 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Garfield represented 1.02% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 64 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201056,389+28.77%+0.16% since 2009
200956,298+28.56%+2.66% since 2008
200854,838+25.23%+3.54% since 2007
200752,965+20.95% 
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200043,791The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Rifle   9,2556,78436.42% increase  
Glenwood Springs   9,1077,73617.72% increase  
Carbondale   6,3135,19621.5% increase  
New Castle   4,1451,984108.9% increase  
Silt   2,6931,74054.8% increase  

Websites for Garfield County

Official Website:   www.garfield-county.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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