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

The community of Chesterfield is the Seat for Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield County was founded in 1749.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chesterfield had a population of 306,670 people. This is an increase of 17.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 259,903 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chesterfield represented 3.67% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 134 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
2010316,236+21.67%+3.12% since 2009
2009306,670+17.99%+0.93% since 2008
2008303,852+16.91%+1.5% since 2007
2007299,365+15.18% 
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2000259,903The Last Census

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

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Websites for Chesterfield County

Official Website:   www.co.chesterfield.va.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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