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

The community of Burns is the Seat for Harney County.

Harney County was founded in 1889 and was created by taking area from GrantCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harney had a population of 6,756 people. This is a decrease of 11.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,609 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harney represented 0.22% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 31st 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,422-2.46%+9.86% since 2009
20096,756-11.21% 
20086,761-11.14%-0.13% since 2007
20076,770-11.03% 
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20007,609The Last Census

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

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Websites for Harney County

Official Website:   www.co.harney.or.us/

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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.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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