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

The community of Greensboro is the Seat for Guilford County.

Guilford County was founded in 1771. Guilford was created by taking area from Orange and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Guilford had a population of 480,362 people. This is an increase of 14.09% since the last Census (which gave a population of 421,048 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Guilford represented 5.23% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 3rd 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010488,406+16%+1.67% since 2009
2009480,362+14.09%+1.32% since 2008
2008474,108+12.6%+1.98% since 2007
2007464,924+10.42% 
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2000421,048The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Greensboro   255,124223,89113.95% increase  
Pleasant Garden   5,3024,71412.47% increase  
Oak Ridge   4,6363,98816.25% increase  
Stokesdale   3,8253,26717.08% increase  
Jamestown   3,2453,0885.08% increase  

Websites for Guilford County

Official Website:   www.co.guilford.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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