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

The community of Pottsville is the Seat for Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County was founded March 1, 1811. Schuylkill was created by taking area from Berks and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Schuylkill had a population of 146,952 people. This is a decrease of 2.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 150,336 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Schuylkill represented 1.22% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 22nd 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
2010148,289-1.36%+0.91% since 2009
2009146,952-2.25%-0.14% since 2008
2008147,154-2.12% 
2007147,226-2.07% 
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2000150,336The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Pottsville   14,34015,5497.78% decrease  
Tamaqua   6,5507,1748.7% decrease  
Schuylkill Haven   5,1415,5487.34% decrease  
Shenandoah   5,1405,6248.61% decrease  
Mahanoy City   4,3644,6476.09% decrease  

Websites for Schuylkill County

Official Website:   www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/

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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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