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

The community of Oakland is the Seat for Garrett County.

Garrett County was founded in 1872 and was created by taking area from AlleganyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Garrett had a population of 29,555 people. This is a decrease of 0.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,846 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Garrett represented 0.56% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 20th 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
201030,097+0.84%+1.83% since 2009
200929,555-0.98%-0.35% since 2008
200029,846The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Mountain Lake Park   2,0832,2487.34% decrease  
Oakland   2,0061,9303.94% increase  
Grantsville   6306191.78% increase  
Friendsville   4995397.42% decrease  
Loch Lynn Heights   4314698.1% decrease  

Websites for Garrett County

Official Website:   www.co.garrett.md.us/

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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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