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

The community of Towanda is the Seat for Bradford County.

Bradford County was founded February 21, 1810. Bradford was created by taking area from and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 62,761 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bradford represented 0.51% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 40th 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.

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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200062,761The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Sayre   5,4005,8137.1% decrease  
Athens   3,1813,4156.85% decrease  
Towanda   2,8033,0247.31% decrease  
Canton   1,6841,8076.81% decrease  
Troy   1,4451,5084.18% decrease  

Websites for Bradford County

Official Website:   www.bradfordcountypa.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.

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