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

The community of Charlotte is the Seat for Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg County was founded in 1762 and was created by taking area from AnsonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mecklenburg had a population of 913,639 people. This is an increase of 31.37% since the last Census (which gave a population of 695,454 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mecklenburg represented 8.64% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 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
2010919,628+32.23%+0.66% since 2009
2009913,639+31.37%+2.37% since 2008
2008892,456+28.33%+3.11% since 2007
2007865,573+24.46% 
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2000695,454The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Charlotte   704,422540,82830.25% increase  
Huntersville   44,98524,96080.2% increase  
Matthews   27,48622,12724.22% increase  
Cornelius   24,73811,969106.7% increase  
Mint Hill   20,64714,92238.37% increase  

Websites for Mecklenburg County

Official Website:   www.charmeck.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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