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

The community of Princess Anne is the Seat for Somerset County.

Somerset County was founded in 1666.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Somerset had a population of 25,959 people. This is an increase of 4.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,747 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Somerset represented 0.47% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 22nd 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
201026,470+6.96%+1.97% since 2009
200925,959+4.9%-0.66% since 2008
200826,131+5.59%-0.34% since 2007
200024,747The Last Census

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


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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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