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Time Zone: Barnes County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Valley City is the Seat for Barnes County.

Barnes County was founded in 1875.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Barnes had a population of 10,753 people. This is a decrease of 8.68% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,775 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Barnes represented 1.83% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 53 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
201011,066-6.02%+2.91% since 2009
200810,753-8.68%-0.5% since 2007
200011,775The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Valley City   6,2866,8267.91% decrease  
Wimbledon   20623713.08% decrease  
Sanborn   1821946.19% decrease  
Litchville   16619113.09% decrease  
Fingal   11813311.28% decrease  

Websites for Barnes County

Official Website:   www.co.barnes.nd.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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