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

The community of Halifax is the Seat for Halifax County.

Halifax County was founded in 1758 and was created by taking area from EdgecombeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Halifax had a population of 54,582 people. This is a decrease of 4.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 57,370 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Halifax represented 0.71% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 43rd 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
201054,691-4.67%+0.2% since 2009
200954,582-4.86%-0.93% since 2008
200855,094-3.97%-0.15% since 2007
200057,370The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Roanoke Rapids   16,19016,9574.52% decrease  
Enfield   2,3302,3470.72% decrease  
Scotland Neck   2,1412,3629.36% decrease  
Weldon   1,6531,37420.31% increase  
Littleton   6386927.8% decrease  

Websites for Halifax County

Official Website:   www.halifaxnc.com/

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

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