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

The community of Heathsville is the Seat for Northumberland County.

Northumberland County was founded in 1648.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Northumberland had a population of 12,995 people. This is an increase of 6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,259 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Northumberland represented 0.17% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 79th 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
201012,330+0.58%-5.12% since 2009
200812,991+5.97%+0.85% since 2007
200012,259The Last Census

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


Websites for Northumberland County

Official Website:   www.co.northumberland.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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