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

The community of Carlisle is the Seat for Cumberland County.

Cumberland County was founded January 27, 1750 and was created by taking area from LancasterCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cumberland had a population of 232,483 people. This is an increase of 8.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 213,674 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cumberland represented 1.74% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 16th 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
2010235,406+10.17%+1.26% since 2009
2009232,483+8.8%+0.94% since 2008
2008230,329+7.79%+1.13% since 2007
2000213,674The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Carlisle   18,57217,9703.35% increase  
Mechanicsburg   8,7309,0423.45% decrease  
Camp Hill   7,4367,6362.62% decrease  
New Cumberland   7,0547,3494.01% decrease  
Shippensburg   5,5825,586  

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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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