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

The community of Gettysburg is the Seat for Adams County.

Adams County was founded January 22, 1800 and was created by taking area from YorkCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Adams had a population of 102,323 people. This is an increase of 12.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 91,292 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Adams represented 0.74% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 67 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
2010101,407+11.08%-0.9% since 2009
2009102,323+12.08%+0.37% since 2008
2008101,943+11.67%+0.69% since 2007
200091,292The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gettysburg   8,0727,4907.77% increase  
Littlestown   4,1493,9475.12% increase  
Carroll Valley   3,5603,2918.17% increase  
McSherrystown   2,8122,6914.5% increase  
New Oxford   1,7791,6964.89% increase  

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

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