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

The community of Rockland is the Seat for Knox County.

Knox County was founded in 1860. Knox was created by taking area from Lincoln and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Knox had a population of 40,801 people. This is an increase of 2.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 39,618 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Knox represented 3.11% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 16 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
201039,736+0.3%-2.61% since 2009
200940,801+2.99%-0.28% since 2008
200039,618The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rockland   7,4417,6092.21% decrease  
Camden   5,2565,254  
Warren   4,2363,79411.65% increase  
Thomaston   3,6453,7482.75% decrease  
Rockport   3,5163,2099.57% increase  

Websites for Knox County

Official Website:   www.knoxcounty.midcoast.com/

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

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