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

The community of Jefferson is the Seat for Ashe County.

Ashe County was founded in 1799 and was created by taking area from WilkesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ashe had a population of 25,812 people. This is an increase of 5.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,384 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ashe represented 0.3% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 74th 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
201027,281+11.88%+5.69% since 2009
200925,812+5.86%+0.47% since 2008
200825,691+5.36%+0.81% since 2007
200024,384The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jefferson   1,3441,4225.49% decrease  
West Jefferson   1,1351,0815% increase  
Lansing   1471512.65% decrease  

Websites for Ashe County

Official Website:   www.ashecountygov.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.

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