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

The community of Keene is the Seat for Cheshire County.

Cheshire County is one of the original counties of New Hampshire and was founded in 1769.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cheshire had a population of 77,045 people. This is an increase of 4.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 73,825 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cheshire represented 5.97% of the total population of New Hampshire, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 10 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
201077,117+4.46%+0.09% since 2009
200977,045+4.36%-0.18% since 2008
200877,182+4.55%-0.34% since 2007
200777,445+4.9% 
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200073,825The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Keene   22,39522,5630.74% decrease  
Swanzey   7,2766,8007% increase  
Rindge   6,4295,45117.94% increase  
Jaffrey   5,6575,4763.31% increase  
Winchester   4,2934,1443.6% increase  

Websites for Cheshire County

Official Website:   www.co.cheshire.nh.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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