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

The community of Canandaigua is the Seat for Ontario County.

Ontario County was founded in 1789 and was created by taking area from MontgomeryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ontario had a population of 105,650 people. This is an increase of 5.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 100,224 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ontario represented 0.53% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 27th 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
2010107,931+7.69%+2.16% since 2009
2009105,650+5.41%+0.83% since 2008
2008104,782+4.55%+0.91% since 2007
2000100,224The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Geneva   13,26813,6172.56% decrease  
Victor   12,4189,97724.47% increase  
Farmington   11,34310,5857.16% increase  
Canandaigua   11,19711,2640.59% decrease  
Canandaigua   9,1917,64920.16% increase  

Websites for Ontario County

Official Website:   www.co.ontario.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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