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Time Zone: Grays Harbor County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Montesano is the Seat for Grays Harbor County.

Grays Harbor County was founded in 1854 and was created by taking area from ThurstonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grays Harbor had a population of 71,797 people. This is an increase of 6.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 67,194 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grays Harbor represented 1.14% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 39 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
201072,797+8.34%+1.39% since 2009
200971,797+6.85%+0.49% since 2008
200871,447+6.33%+0.15% since 2007
200771,343+6.17% 
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200067,194The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Aberdeen   16,00816,4612.75% decrease  
Hoquiam   8,8049,0973.22% decrease  
Ocean Shores   5,1263,83633.63% increase  
Montesano   3,6223,3129.36% increase  
Elma   3,1133,0492.1% increase  

Websites for Grays Harbor County

Official Website:   www.co.grays-harbor.wa.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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