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

The community of Nashua is the Seat for Hillsborough County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hillsborough had a population of 405,906 people. This is an increase of 6.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 380,841 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hillsborough represented 30.82% of the total population of New Hampshire, making it the state's 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
2010400,721+5.22%-1.28% since 2009
2009405,906+6.58%+0.45% since 2008
2008404,074+6.1%+0.33% since 2007
2007402,731+5.75% 
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2000380,841The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Manchester   109,279107,0062.12% increase  
Nashua   87,55586,6051.1% increase  
Merrimack   26,69325,1196.27% increase  
Hudson   25,00822,9289.07% increase  
Bedford   21,27518,27416.42% increase  

Websites for Hillsborough County

Official Website:   www.hillsboroughcountynh.org/

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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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