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

The community of Sunbury is the Seat for Northumberland County.

Northumberland County was founded March 21, 1772. Northumberland was created by taking area from Lancaster, , , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Northumberland had a population of 91,311 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the last Census (which gave a population of 94,556 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Northumberland represented 0.77% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 32nd 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
200991,311-3.43%+0.1% since 2008
200094,556The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sunbury   9,81010,6107.54% decrease  
Shamokin   7,3618,0098.09% decrease  
Milton   6,3546,6504.45% decrease  
Mount Carmel   5,8876,3907.87% decrease  
Northumberland   3,5083,7145.55% decrease  

Websites for Northumberland County

Official Website:   www.northumberlandco.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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