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Time Zone: Lake County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tavares is the Seat for Lake County.

Lake County was founded May 27, 1887. Lake was created by taking area from Orange and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lake had a population of 312,119 people. This is an increase of 48.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 210,528 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lake represented 1.32% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 67 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
2010297,052+41.1%-4.83% since 2009
2009312,119+48.26%+1.35% since 2008
2008307,964+46.28%+1.92% since 2007
2000210,528The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Leesburg   22,28615,95639.67% increase  
Eustis   19,12415,10626.6% increase  
Lady Lake   15,14811,82828.07% increase  
Tavares   13,9289,70043.59% increase  
Mount Dora   13,6509,41844.94% increase  

Websites for Lake County

Official Website:   www.lakegovernment.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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