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

The community of Oxford is the Seat for Granville County.

Granville County was founded in 1746 and was created by taking area from EdgecombeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Granville had a population of 57,639 people. This is an increase of 18.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 48,498 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Granville represented 0.6% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 50th 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
201059,916+23.54%+3.95% since 2009
200957,639+18.85%+0.97% since 2008
200857,087+17.71%+1.48% since 2007
200048,498The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Oxford   8,6688,3383.96% increase  
Creedmoor   3,7282,23267% increase  
Stovall   3953765.05% increase  
Stem   28222923.14% increase  

Websites for Granville County

Official Website:   www.granvillecounty.org/

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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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