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

The community of Harrisonburg is the Seat for Rockingham County.

Rockingham County was founded in 1778.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rockingham had a population of 75,134 people. This is an increase of 10.94% since the last Census (which gave a population of 67,725 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rockingham represented 0.96% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 13th 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
201076,314+12.68%+1.57% since 2009
200975,134+10.94%+0.95% since 2008
200874,428+9.9%+0.83% since 2007
200773,814+8.99% 
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200067,725The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Bridgewater   5,4205,2034.17% increase  
Broadway   3,2112,19246.49% increase  
Elkton   2,6392,04229.24% increase  
Timberville   2,0151,73915.87% increase  
Dayton   1,3601,3441.19% increase  

Websites for Rockingham County

Official Website:   www.co.rockingham.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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