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

The community of Alma is the Seat for Harlan County.

Harlan County was founded in 1871 and was created by taking area from KearneyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harlan had a population of 3,234 people. This is a decrease of 14.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,786 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harlan represented 0.22% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 65th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20103,423-9.59%+5.84% since 2009
20093,234-14.58%-1.64% since 2008
20083,288-13.15%-2.52% since 2007
20073,373-10.91% 
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20003,786The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Alma   1,0401,21414.33% decrease  
Orleans   35342516.94% decrease  
Republican City   17820914.83% decrease  
Stamford   17420213.86% decrease  
Huntley   576714.93% decrease  

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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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