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

The community of Lexington is the Seat for Davidson County.

Davidson County was founded in 1822 and was created by taking area from RowanCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Davidson had a population of 158,582 people. This is an increase of 7.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 147,246 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Davidson represented 1.83% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 11th 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
2010162,878+10.62%+2.71% since 2009
2009158,582+7.7%+0.37% since 2008
2008157,991+7.3%+1.25% since 2007
2000147,246The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
High Point   103,36885,83920.42% increase  
Thomasville   26,61519,78834.5% increase  
Lexington   20,21319,9531.3% increase  
Denton   1,6651,45014.83% increase  

Websites for Davidson County

Official Website:   www.co.davidson.nc.us/

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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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