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The 2000 Census showed that Garrett County had a population of 29,846 people. This represented 0.56% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 24 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Garrett had a population of 29,555 people. This is a decrease of 0.98% since the 2000 Census.

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
201030,097+0.84%+1.83% since 2009
200929,555-0.98%-0.35% since 2008
200529,654-0.64%-0.51% since 2004
200429,806-0.13%-0.36% since 2003
200329,915+0.23%+0.32% since 2002
200129,724-0.41%-0.41% since 2000
200029,846The Last Census

Garrett County had 16,761 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Garrett County has a total area<3> of 655 square miles [1,698 km²]. Of this total, 647 square miles [1,678 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.21%) being water (7.94 square miles [20.57 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Garrett County had a population density of 46.06 people per square mile [17.78 people/km²], making it the state's 23rd most densely populated county (out of 24 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Garrett County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Garrett and the state of Maryland.

Click here for the Garrett County QuickFact (QF-24023).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Garrett County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Garrett County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlleganyQF-24001   E72,53274,930-3.2%
Fayette (PA)QF-42051   NW142,605148,644-4.06%
Somerset (PA)QF-42111   NE76,95380,023-3.84%
Grant (WV)QF-54023   S11,83311,2994.73%
Mineral (WV)QF-54057   E27,20427,0780.47%
Preston (WV)QF-54077   W30,24729,3343.11%

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Census QuickFact for Garrett County

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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Garrett. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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