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The 2000 Census showed that Bradford County had a population of 62,761 people. This represented 0.51% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Bradford had a population of 61,131 people. This is a decrease of 2.6% since the 2000 Census.

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
201062,622-0.22%+2.44% since 2009
200961,131-2.6%-0.13% since 2008
200861,209-2.47%-0.22% since 2007
200761,347-2.25%-0.15% since 2006
200661,441-2.1%-0.5% since 2005
200561,747-1.62%-0.09% since 2004
200461,803-1.53%-0.24% since 2003
200361,952-1.29%-0.6% since 2002
200262,326-0.69%-0.27% since 2001
200162,496-0.42%-0.42% since 2000
200062,761The Last Census

Bradford County had 28,664 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Bradford County has a total area<3> of 1,161 square miles [3,007 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (10.37 square miles [26.86 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Bradford County had a population density of 54.5 people per square mile [21.06 people/km²], making it the state's 54th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Bradford County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Bradford and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Bradford County QuickFact (QF-42015).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Bradford County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Bradford County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Chemung (NY)QF-36015   NW88,33191,070-3.01%
Tioga (NY)QF-36107   N50,06451,784-3.32%
LycomingQF-42081   SW116,840120,044-2.67%
SullivanQF-42113   S6,1406,556-6.35%
SusquehannaQF-42115   E40,64642,238-3.77%
TiogaQF-42117   W40,87541,373-1.2%
WyomingQF-42131   SE27,80828,080-0.97%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Bradford. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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