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Time Zone: Baker County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Baker City is the Seat for Baker County.

Baker County was founded in 1862. Baker was created by taking area from Wasco, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Baker had a population of 16,082 people. This is a decrease of 3.94% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,741 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Baker represented 0.49% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 36 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
201016,134-3.63%+0.32% since 2009
200916,082-3.94%+0.19% since 2008
200816,051-4.12%+0.26% since 2007
200016,741The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Baker City   9,4399,8604.27% decrease  
Huntington   4735158.16% decrease  
Haines   3954267.28% decrease  
Halfway   3103378.01% decrease  
Sumpter   1581717.6% decrease  

Websites for Baker County

Official Website:   www.bakercounty.org/

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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. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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