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

The community of Fairplay is the Seat for Park County.

Park County is one of the original counties of Colorado and was founded November 1, 1861.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Park had a population of 16,762 people. This is an increase of 15.42% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,523 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Park represented 0.34% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 30th 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,206+11.59%-3.32% since 2009
200916,762+15.42%-1.38% since 2008
200816,997+17.04%+0.19% since 2007
200014,523The Last Census

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


Websites for Park County

Official Website:   www.parkco.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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