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

The community of Boston is the Seat for Suffolk County. Boston is also the capital of Massachusetts.

Suffolk County is one of the original counties of Massachusetts and was founded in 1643.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Suffolk had a population of 753,580 people. This is an increase of 9.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 689,807 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Suffolk represented 10.86% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 4th 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
2010722,023+4.67%-4.19% since 2009
2009753,580+9.25%+1.46% since 2008
2008742,724+7.67%+1.91% since 2007
2000689,807The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Boston   645,169589,1419.51% increase  
Revere   51,69347,2839.33% increase  
Chelsea   37,48335,0806.85% increase  
Winthrop   19,23518,3035.09% increase  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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