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

The community of Elizabethtown is the Seat for Bladen County.

Bladen County was founded in 1734 and was created by taking area from New HanoverCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bladen had a population of 32,343 people. This is an increase of 0.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 32,278 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bladen represented 0.4% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 67th 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
201035,190+9.02%+8.8% since 2009
200932,343+0.2%-0.21% since 2008
200832,411+0.41%+0.28% since 2007
200032,278The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Elizabethtown   3,6883,6980.27% decrease  
Bladenboro   1,6631,7183.2% decrease  
Clarkton   6827053.26% decrease  
White Lake   60752914.74% increase  
East Arcadia   5185241.15% decrease  

Websites for Bladen County

Official Website:   www.bladeninfo.net/

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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