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

The community of Akron is the Seat for Summit County.

Summit County was founded March 3, 1840. Summit was created by taking area from Medina, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Summit had a population of 542,405 people. This is a decrease of 0.09% since the last Census (which gave a population of 542,899 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Summit represented 4.78% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 5th 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
2010541,781-0.21%-0.12% since 2009
2009542,405-0.09%-0.17% since 2008
2008543,315  
2007544,643+0.32% 
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2000542,899The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Akron   207,209217,0744.54% decrease  
Cuyahoga Falls   51,09549,3743.49% increase  
Stow   33,87332,1395.4% increase  
Barberton   26,53327,8994.9% decrease  
Green   23,42822,8172.68% increase  

Websites for Summit County

Official Website:   www.co.summit.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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