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

The community of Albion is the Seat for Orleans County.

Orleans County was founded in 1824 and was created by taking area from GeneseeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Orleans had a population of 42,051 people. This is a decrease of 4.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 44,171 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orleans represented 0.23% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 54th 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
201042,883-2.92%+1.98% since 2009
200942,051-4.8%-0.46% since 2008
200842,246-4.36%-0.29% since 2007
200044,171The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Albion   8,4988,0425.67% increase  
Ridgeway   6,5346,8865.11% decrease  
Medina   6,0366,4155.91% decrease  
Albion   5,5397,43825.53% decrease  
Shelby   5,1695,4204.63% decrease  

Websites for Orleans County

Official Website:   www.orleansny.com/

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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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