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Time Zone: Santa Fe County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Santa Fe is the Seat for Santa Fe County. In addition, the community of Santa Fe is also the capital of New Mexico.

Santa Fe County is one of the original counties of New Mexico and was founded in 1852.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Santa Fe had a population of 147,532 people. This is an increase of 14.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 129,292 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Santa Fe represented 7.11% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 33 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
2010144,170+11.51%-2.28% since 2009
2009147,532+14.11%+1.49% since 2008
2008145,362+12.43%+1.39% since 2007
2007143,369+10.89% 
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2000129,292The Last Census

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

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Websites for Santa Fe County

Official Website:   www.co.santa-fe.nm.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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