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The 2000 Census showed that Susquehanna County had a population of 42,238 people. This represented 0.34% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 52nd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Susquehanna had a population of 40,646 people. This is a decrease of 3.77% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201043,356+2.65%+6.67% since 2009
200940,646-3.77%-0.61% since 2008
200840,895-3.18%-0.42% since 2007
200741,068-2.77%-0.82% since 2006
200641,407-1.97%-0.37% since 2005
200541,562-1.6%-0.11% since 2004
200441,606-1.5%-0.17% since 2003
200341,678-1.33%-0.16% since 2002
200241,744-1.17%-0.91% since 2001
200142,127-0.26%-0.26% since 2000
200042,238The Last Census

Susquehanna County had 21,829 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Susquehanna County has a total area<3> of 832 square miles [2,155 km²]. Of this total, 822 square miles [2,131 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.15%) being water (9.54 square miles [24.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Susquehanna County had a population density of 51.3 people per square mile [19.82 people/km²], making it the state's 56th 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 Susquehanna County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Susquehanna and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Susquehanna County QuickFact (QF-42115).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Broome (NY)QF-36007   N194,630200,536-2.95%
Tioga (NY)QF-36107   NW50,06451,784-3.32%
BradfordQF-42015   W61,13162,761-2.6%
LackawannaQF-42069   S208,801213,295-2.11%
WayneQF-42127   SE51,33747,7227.58%
WyomingQF-42131   SW27,80828,080-0.97%

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

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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