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

The community of Harlan is the Seat for Harlan County.

Harlan County was founded in 1819 and was created by taking area from KnoxCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harlan had a population of 30,956 people. This is a decrease of 6.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,202 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harlan represented 0.82% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 120 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
201029,278-11.82%-5.42% since 2009
200930,956-6.76%+0.42% since 2008
200830,825-7.16%-0.8% since 2007
200731,075-6.41% 
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200033,202The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Cumberland   2,3532,6119.88% decrease  
Harlan   1,8592,08110.67% decrease  
Evarts   1,0301,1016.45% decrease  
Lynch   8209008.89% decrease  
Loyall   7037668.22% 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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