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

The community of Lawrence is the Seat for Douglas County.

Douglas County is one of the original counties of Kansas and was founded August 25, 1855.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Douglas had a population of 116,383 people. This is an increase of 16.43% since the last Census (which gave a population of 99,962 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Douglas represented 3.72% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 105 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
2010110,826+10.87%-4.77% since 2009
2009116,383+16.43%+1.42% since 2008
2008114,752+14.8%+1.18% since 2007
200099,962The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lawrence   92,04880,09814.92% increase  
Eudora   6,2604,30745.34% increase  
Baldwin City   4,4013,40029.44% increase  
Lecompton   6666089.54% increase  

Websites for Douglas County

Official Website:   www.douglas-county.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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