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

The community of Williamston is the Seat for Martin County.

Martin County was founded in 1774. Martin was created by taking area from Halifax and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Martin had a population of 23,337 people. This is a decrease of 8.81% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,593 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Martin represented 0.32% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 72nd 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
201024,505-4.25%+5% since 2009
200923,337-8.81%-0.64% since 2008
200823,487-8.23%-0.6% since 2007
200025,593The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Williamston   5,3645,8438.2% decrease  
Robersonville   1,5371,73111.21% decrease  
Hamilton   4655169.88% decrease  
Jamesville   45050210.36% decrease  
Oak City   3343391.47% decrease  

Websites for Martin County

Official Website:   www.martincountyncgov.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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