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

The community of Lancaster is the Seat for Fairfield County.

Fairfield County was founded December 9, 1800. Fairfield was created by taking area from Ross and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fairfield had a population of 143,712 people. This is an increase of 17.07% since the last Census (which gave a population of 122,759 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fairfield represented 1.08% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 21st 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010146,156+19.06%+1.7% since 2009
2009143,712+17.07%+0.99% since 2008
2008142,299+15.92%+0.75% since 2007
2000122,759The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lancaster   37,24335,3355.4% increase  
Pickerington   17,7809,79281.6% increase  
Canal Winchester   6,4384,47843.77% increase  
Buckeye Lake   3,0833,0491.12% increase  
Baltimore   2,9372,8811.94% increase  

Websites for Fairfield County

Official Website:   www.co.fairfield.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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