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

The community of La Plata is the Seat for Charles County.

Charles County was founded in 1658.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Charles had a population of 142,226 people. This is an increase of 17.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 120,546 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Charles represented 2.28% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 10th 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
2010146,551+21.57%+3.04% since 2009
2009142,226+17.98%+0.55% since 2008
2008141,444+17.34%+0.55% since 2007
2000120,546The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
La Plata   8,9446,55136.53% increase  
Indian Head   3,7803,42210.46% increase  
Port Tobacco Village   191526.67% increase  

Websites for Charles County

Official Website:   www.charlescounty.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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