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Changes to Counties or County Equivalent Entities: 2000s

New Counties or County Equivalent Entities

  • Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska (02-105):
    Created from the remainder of the former Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (02-232) when the new Skagway Municipality (02-230) was created effective June 20, 2007; population: 2,574.
  • Petersburg Census Area, Alaska (02-195):
    Created from the remainder of the former Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area (02-280) when the new Wrangell City and Borough was created effective June 1, 2008; estimated population: 4,260.
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska (02-198):
    Created from the remainder of the former Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area (02-201) after part (Outer Ketchikan area) was annexed by Ketchikan Gateway Borough (02-130) effective May 19, 2008, and part (Meyers Chuck area) included in the new Wrangell City and Borough effective June 1, 2008; estimated population: 6,115.
  • Skagway Municipality, Alaska (02-230):
    Created from part of the former Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (02-232) effective June 20, 2007; boundaries are identical to Skagway census subarea; population: 862. The remainder of the former Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area was established as the new Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (02-105).
  • Wrangell City and Borough, Alaska (02-275):
    Created from part of the former Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area (02-280) and part of Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area (02-201) (Meyers Chuck area) effective June 1, 2008; estimated population: 2,448. The remainder of the former Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area was established as the new Petersburg Census Area (02-195) effective June 1, 2008.
  • Broomfield County, Colorado (08-014):
    Created from parts of Adams (08-001), Boulder (08-013), Jefferson (08-059), and Weld (08-123) counties effective November 15, 2001. The boundaries of Broomfield County reflect the boundaries of Broomfield city legally in effect on that date; estimated population: 39,177.

Deleted Counties or County Equivalent Entities

  • Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska (02-201):
    Part (Outer Ketchikan area) annexed by Ketchikan Gateway Borough (02-130) and part (Meyers Chuck area) included in new Wrangell City and Borough (02-275), remainder renamed Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (02-198) effective May 19, 2008.
  • Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska (02-232):
    Split to create Skagway Municipality (02-230) and Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (02-105), effective June 20, 2007.
  • Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska (02-280):
    Split to create part of Wrangell City and Borough (02-275) and all of Petersburg Census Area (02-195), effective June 1, 2008.
  • Clifton Forge (independent) city, Virginia (51-560):
    Changed to town status and added to Alleghany County (51-005) effective July 1, 2001.

Name and/or Code Changes or Corrections for Counties or County Equivalent Entities

  • LaSalle County, Illinois (17-099);
    Name corrected from La Salle County (removing space).
  • Doña Ana County, New Mexico (35-013):
    Name corrected from Dona Ana County (added tilde).

Substantial County or County Equivalent Boundary Changes

  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska (02-130):
    Annexed a substantial portion of the former Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area (02-201), including most of the area known as Outer Ketchikan effective May 19, 2008; estimated added population: 7. As a result, the remaining area of the former Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area was renamed Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (02-198).
  • Adams County, Colorado (08-001):
    Part taken to create new Broomfield County (08-014) effective November 15, 2001; estimated detached population: 15,870.
  • Boulder County, Colorado (08-013):
    Part taken to create new Broomfield County (08-014) effective November 15, 2001; estimated detached population: 21,512.
  • Jefferson County, Colorado (08-059):
    Part taken to create new Broomfield County (08-014) effective November 15, 2001; estimated detached population: 1,726.
  • Weld County, Colorado (08-123):
    Part taken to create new Broomfield County (08-014) effective November 15, 2001; estimated detached population: 69.
  • Alleghany County, Virginia (51-005):
    Added the former independent city of Clifton Forge (51-560) effective July 1, 2001; estimated added population: 4,289.
  • York County, Virginia (51-199):
    Exchanged territory with Newport News (independent) city (51-700) effective July 1, 2007; estimated net detached population: 293.
  • Newport News (independent) city, Virginia (51-700):
    Exchanged territory with York County (51-199) effective July 1, 2007; estimated net added population: 293.

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