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

The community of Mayville is the Seat for Chautauqua County.

Chautauqua County was founded in 1808 and was created by taking area from GeneseeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chautauqua had a population of 133,503 people. This is a decrease of 4.47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 139,750 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chautauqua represented 0.74% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 62 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
2010134,905-3.47%+1.05% since 2009
2009133,503-4.47% 
2008133,595-4.4%-0.31% since 2007
2007134,014-4.1% 
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2000139,750The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Jamestown   29,35531,7307.49% decrease  
Pomfret   14,93314,7031.56% increase  
Dunkirk   12,03613,1318.34% decrease  
Fredonia   11,06810,7063.38% increase  
Ellicott   8,7669,2805.54% decrease  

Websites for Chautauqua County

Official Website:   www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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