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

The community of Winton is the Seat for Hertford County.

Hertford County was founded in 1759. Hertford was created by taking area from Bertie, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hertford had a population of 23,283 people. This is an increase of 3.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 22,601 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hertford represented 0.28% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 77th 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
201024,669+9.15%+5.95% since 2009
200923,283+3.02%-0.32% since 2008
200823,357+3.34%+0.34% since 2007
200723,278+3% 
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200022,601The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Ahoskie   4,6424,5232.63% increase  
Murfreesboro   2,4152,04518.09% increase  
Winton   8929566.69% decrease  
Cofield   3233476.92% decrease  
Harrellsville   931028.82% decrease  

Websites for Hertford County

Official Website:   www.co.hertford.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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