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

The community of Owego is the Seat for Tioga County.

Tioga County was founded in 1791 and was created by taking area from MontgomeryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tioga had a population of 50,064 people. This is a decrease of 3.32% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,784 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tioga represented 0.27% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 46th 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
201051,125-1.27%+2.12% since 2009
200950,064-3.32%-0.34% since 2008
200850,235-2.99%-0.33% since 2007
200051,784The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Owego   19,61820,3653.67% decrease  
Barton   8,7829,0663.13% decrease  
Candor   5,1395,3173.35% decrease  
Tioga   4,6904,8403.1% decrease  
Waverly   4,2934,6076.82% decrease  

Websites for Tioga County

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

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