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

The community of Denton is the Seat for Caroline County.

Caroline County was founded in 1773. Caroline was created by taking area from Dorchester and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Caroline had a population of 33,367 people. This is an increase of 12.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,772 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Caroline represented 0.56% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 24 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
201033,066+11.06%-0.9% since 2009
200933,367+12.08%+0.26% since 2008
200833,279+11.78%+0.93% since 2007
200029,772The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Denton   4,0512,96036.86% increase  
Federalsburg   2,6422,6200.84% increase  
Greensboro   2,0001,63222.55% increase  
Ridgely   1,5241,35212.72% increase  
Preston   66956618.2% increase  

Websites for Caroline County

Official Website:   www.carolinemd.org/

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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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