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

The community of Graham is the Seat for Alamance County.

Alamance County was founded in 1849 and was created by taking area from OrangeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Alamance had a population of 150,358 people. This is an increase of 14.95% since the last Census (which gave a population of 130,800 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Alamance represented 1.62% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 100 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
2010151,131+15.54%+0.51% since 2009
2009150,358+14.95%+1.66% since 2008
2008147,910+13.08%+2.13% since 2007
2000130,800The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Burlington   51,57744,91714.83% increase  
Graham   14,66512,83314.28% increase  
Mebane   10,8067,28448.35% increase  
Gibsonville   4,8814,37211.64% increase  
Green Level   2,3142,04213.32% increase  

Websites for Alamance County

Official Website:   www.alamance-nc.com/

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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. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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