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

The community of New Bloomfield is the Seat for Perry County.

Perry County was founded March 22, 1820 and was created by taking area from CumberlandCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Perry had a population of 45,502 people. This is an increase of 4.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,602 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Perry represented 0.36% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 51st 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
201045,969+5.43%+1.03% since 2009
200945,502+4.36%+0.55% since 2008
200845,251+3.78%+0.21% since 2007
200745,157+3.57% 
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200043,602The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Marysville   2,4312,3065.42% increase  
Duncannon   1,4921,5081.06% decrease  
Newport   1,4661,5062.66% decrease  
Liverpool   8868761.14% increase  
Millerstown   6836790.59% increase  

Websites for Perry County

Official Website:   www.perryco.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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