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

The community of Taylorsville is the Seat for Alexander County.

Alexander County was founded in 1847. Alexander was created by taking area from Caldwell, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Alexander had a population of 36,777 people. This is an increase of 9.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,603 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Alexander represented 0.42% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 65th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,198+10.7%+1.14% since 2009
200936,777+9.45%+0.52% since 2008
200836,586+8.88%+0.54% since 2007
200736,389+8.29% 
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200033,603The Last Census

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

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Websites for Alexander County

Official Website:   www.co.alexander.nc.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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