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

The community of Newark is the Seat for Licking County.

Licking County was founded March 1, 1808 and was created by taking area from FairfieldCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Licking had a population of 158,488 people. This is an increase of 8.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 145,491 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Licking represented 1.28% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 18th 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
2010166,492+14.43%+5.05% since 2009
2009158,488+8.93%+0.55% since 2008
2008157,617+8.33%+0.57% since 2007
2007156,724+7.72% 
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2000145,491The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Newark   47,41546,2792.45% increase  
Reynoldsburg   34,09632,0696.32% increase  
Pataskala   12,71910,24924.1% increase  
Heath   8,9368,5274.8% increase  
Granville   5,2333,16765.2% increase  

Websites for Licking County

Official Website:   www.lcounty.com/

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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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