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The 2000 Census showed that Cumberland County had a population of 213,674 people. This represented 1.74% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cumberland had a population of 232,483 people. This is an increase of 8.8% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010235,406+10.17%+1.26% since 2009
2009232,483+8.8%+0.94% since 2008
2008230,329+7.79%+1.13% since 2007
2007227,762+6.59%+0.79% since 2006
2006225,983+5.76%+1.46% since 2005
2005222,735+4.24%+0.86% since 2004
2004220,826+3.35%+0.75% since 2003
2003219,181+2.58%+0.87% since 2002
2002217,291+1.69%+1.01% since 2001
2001215,115+0.67%+0.67% since 2000
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2000213,674The Last Census

Cumberland County had 86,951 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cumberland County has a total area<3> of 551 square miles [1,427 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.98 square miles [2.53 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cumberland County had a population density of 388.4 people per square mile [150 people/km²], making it the state's 15th 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 Cumberland County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cumberland and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Cumberland County QuickFact (QF-42041).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
CarlisleQF-421127218,57217,9703.35%
MechanicsburgQF-42483768,7309,042-3.45%
Camp HillQF-42110007,4367,636-2.62%
New CumberlandQF-42534647,0547,349-4.01%
ShippensburgQF-42703525,5825,586

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AdamsQF-42001   S102,32391,29212.08%
DauphinQF-42043   NE258,934251,7982.83%
FranklinQF-42055   SW144,994129,31312.13%
PerryQF-42099   N45,50243,6024.36%
YorkQF-42133   SE428,937381,75112.36%

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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 Cumberland. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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