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

The community of Utica is the Seat for Oneida County.

Oneida County was founded in 1798 and was created by taking area from HerkimerCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Oneida had a population of 231,044 people. This is a decrease of 1.88% since the last Census (which gave a population of 235,469 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oneida represented 1.24% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 16th 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
2010234,878-0.25%+1.66% since 2009
2009231,044-1.88%+0.22% since 2008
2008230,540-2.09%-0.18% since 2007
2007230,948-1.92% 
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2000235,469The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Utica   58,04060,6514.3% decrease  
Rome   33,44334,9504.31% decrease  
New Hartford   20,86721,1721.44% decrease  
Whitestown   18,38218,6351.36% decrease  
Kirkland   10,19710,1380.58% increase  

Websites for Oneida County

Official Website:   www.co.oneida.ny.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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