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

The community of Lima is the Seat for Allen County.

Allen County was founded March 1, 1820 and was created by taking area from ShelbyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Allen had a population of 104,357 people. This is a decrease of 3.79% since the last Census (which gave a population of 108,473 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Allen represented 0.96% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 88 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
2010106,331-1.97%+1.89% since 2009
2009104,357-3.79%-0.45% since 2008
2008104,826-3.36% 
2007104,895-3.3% 
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2000108,473The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Lima   37,66140,0816.04% decrease  
Delphos   6,7666,9442.56% decrease  
Bluffton   3,8933,896  
Fort Shawnee   3,6893,8554.31% decrease  
Spencerville   2,1442,2354.07% decrease  

Websites for Allen County

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

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