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

The community of Lenoir is the Seat for Caldwell County.

Caldwell County was founded in 1841. Caldwell was created by taking area from Burke and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Caldwell had a population of 79,914 people. This is an increase of 3.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 77,415 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Caldwell represented 0.96% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 31st 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
201083,029+7.25%+3.9% since 2009
200879,862+3.16%+0.64% since 2007
200077,415The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lenoir   17,85716,7936.34% increase  
Sawmills   4,9314,9210.2% increase  
Granite Falls   4,5744,6120.82% decrease  
Gamewell   3,8383,6445.32% increase  
Hudson   3,0163,0782.01% decrease  

Websites for Caldwell County

Official Website:   www.co.caldwell.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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