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

The community of Lancaster is the Seat for Lancaster County.

Lancaster County was founded in 1651.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lancaster had a population of 11,230 people. This is a decrease of 2.91% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,567 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lancaster represented 0.16% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 80th 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
201011,391-1.52%+1.43% since 2009
200911,230-2.91%-1.34% since 2008
200811,382-1.6%-0.95% since 2007
200011,567The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kilmarnock   1,2711,2442.17% increase  
Irvington   6286736.69% decrease  
White Stone   3293588.1% decrease  

Websites for Lancaster County

Official Website:   www.lancova.com/

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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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