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

The community of Morehead is the Seat for Rowan County.

Rowan County was founded in 1856. Rowan was created by taking area from Fleming and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rowan had a population of 22,872 people. This is an increase of 3.52% since the last Census (which gave a population of 22,094 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rowan represented 0.55% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 52nd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201023,333+5.61%+2.02% since 2009
200922,872+3.52%+0.78% since 2008
200822,696+2.72%+0.43% since 2007
200022,094The Last Census

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


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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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