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

The community of New City is the Seat for Rockland County.

Rockland County was founded in 1798 and was created by taking area from OrangeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rockland had a population of 300,173 people. This is an increase of 4.68% since the last Census (which gave a population of 286,753 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rockland represented 1.51% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 14th 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
2010311,687+8.7%+3.84% since 2009
2009300,173+4.68%+0.48% since 2008
2008298,747+4.18%+0.59% since 2007
2007297,005+3.58% 
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2000286,753The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Ramapo   116,132108,9056.64% increase  
Clarkstown   82,64982,0820.69% increase  
Orangetown   48,71047,7112.09% increase  
Haverstraw   37,55033,81111.06% increase  
Spring Valley   23,70125,4646.92% decrease  

Websites for Rockland County

Official Website:   www.co.rockland.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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