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

The community of Brooklyn is the Seat for Kings County.

Kings County is one of the original counties of New York and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kings had a population of 2,567,098 people. This is an increase of 4.13% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,465,326 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kings represented 12.99% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20102,504,700+1.6%-2.43% since 2009
20092,567,098+4.13%+0.67% since 2008
20082,549,941+3.43%+0.42% since 2007
20002,465,326The Last Census

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


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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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