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

The community of Tappahannock is the Seat for Essex County.

Essex County was founded in 1692.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Essex had a population of 11,189 people. This is an increase of 12.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,989 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Essex represented 0.14% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 83rd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,151+11.63%-0.34% since 2009
200911,189+12.01%+1.65% since 2008
200811,007+10.19%+2.07% since 2007
20009,989The Last Census

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


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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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