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

The community of Penn Yan is the Seat for Yates County.

Yates County was founded in 1823. Yates was created by taking area from Ontario and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Yates had a population of 24,482 people. This is a decrease of 0.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,621 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Yates represented 0.13% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 60th 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
201025,348+2.95%+3.54% since 2009
200924,482-0.56%-0.37% since 2008
200824,573-0.19%+0.15% since 2007
200024,621The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Milo   6,9257,0261.44% decrease  
Penn Yan   5,0935,2192.41% decrease  
Jerusalem   4,6894,5253.62% increase  
Starkey   3,3513,4653.29% decrease  
Benton   2,6592,6400.72% increase  

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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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