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

The community of Westmoreland is the Seat for Pottawatomie County.

Pottawatomie County was founded February 20, 1857. Pottawatomie was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pottawatomie had a population of 19,994 people. This is an increase of 9.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 18,209 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pottawatomie represented 0.68% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 30th 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
201021,604+18.64%+8.05% since 2009
200919,994+9.8%+1.09% since 2008
200819,779+8.62%+1.58% since 2007
200018,209The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Wamego   4,3724,2462.97% increase  
Saint Marys   2,3012,1984.69% increase  
Westmoreland   75663119.81% increase  
Onaga   6837042.98% decrease  
Saint George   58943435.71% increase  

Websites for Pottawatomie County

Official Website:   www.pottcounty.org/

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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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