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Time Zone: Knox County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Galesburg is the Seat for Knox County.

Knox County was founded in 1825 and was created by taking area from FultonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Knox had a population of 51,648 people. This is a decrease of 7.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 55,836 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Knox represented 0.45% of the total population of Illinois, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 102 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
201052,919-5.22%+2.46% since 2009
200951,648-7.5%-0.25% since 2008
200851,778-7.27%-0.3% since 2007
200751,932-6.99% 
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200055,836The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Galesburg   31,00633,7068.01% decrease  
Abingdon   3,2563,6129.86% decrease  
Knoxville   2,9143,1838.45% decrease  
Wataga   7828578.75% decrease  
East Galesburg   7718398.1% decrease  

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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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