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

The community of Jim Thorpe is the Seat for Carbon County.

Carbon County was founded March 13, 1843. Carbon was created by taking area from Northampton and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Carbon had a population of 63,865 people. This is an increase of 8.61% since the last Census (which gave a population of 58,802 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Carbon represented 0.48% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 41st 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
201065,249+10.96%+2.17% since 2009
200963,865+8.61%+0.38% since 2008
200863,623+8.2%+0.73% since 2007
200763,163+7.42% 
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200058,802The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Lehighton   5,4335,5371.88% decrease  
Palmerton   5,2125,2480.69% decrease  
Jim Thorpe   4,8834,8041.64% increase  
Lansford   4,1404,2302.13% decrease  
Nesquehoning   3,3123,2880.73% increase  

Websites for Carbon County

Official Website:   www.carboncounty.com/

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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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