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

The community of Elkton is the Seat for Cecil County.

Cecil County was founded in 1672. Cecil was created by taking area from Baltimore and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cecil had a population of 100,796 people. This is an increase of 17.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 85,951 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cecil represented 1.62% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 12th 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
2010101,108+17.63%+0.31% since 2009
2009100,796+17.27%+0.85% since 2008
200899,949+16.29%+0.55% since 2007
200085,951The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Elkton   14,74611,89323.99% increase  
Perryville   3,8163,6723.92% increase  
North East   2,8722,7335.09% increase  
Rising Sun   1,8181,7026.82% increase  
Charlestown   1,1061,0198.54% increase  

Websites for Cecil County

Official Website:   www.ccgov.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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