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

The community of Newport is the Seat for Orleans County.

Orleans County was founded in 1792. Orleans was created by taking area from Chittenden and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Orleans had a population of 27,301 people. This is an increase of 3.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,277 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orleans represented 4.32% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 14 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
201027,231+3.63%-0.26% since 2009
200927,301+3.9%+0.13% since 2008
200827,265+3.76%-0.26% since 2007
200026,277The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Newport   5,1255,0052.4% increase  
Derby   4,8284,6044.87% increase  
Barton   2,7822,780  
Newport   2,1281,51140.83% increase  
Troy   1,6771,5647.23% increase  

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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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