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

The community of Dedham is the Seat for Norfolk County.

Norfolk County was founded in 1793 and was created by taking area from SuffolkCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Norfolk had a population of 666,303 people. This is an increase of 2.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 650,308 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Norfolk represented 10.24% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 14 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
2010670,850+3.16%+0.68% since 2009
2009666,303+2.46%+0.75% since 2008
2008661,359+1.7%+0.8% since 2007
2000650,308The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Quincy   91,02888,0253.41% increase  
Brookline   56,41757,1071.21% decrease  
Weymouth   53,97753,988  
Braintree   35,48833,8284.91% increase  
Franklin   32,06529,5608.47% increase  

Websites for Norfolk County

Official Website:   www.norfolkcounty.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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