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

The community of Nashville is the Seat for Nash County.

Nash County was founded in 1777 and was created by taking area from EdgecombeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nash had a population of 94,743 people. This is an increase of 8.38% since the last Census (which gave a population of 87,420 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nash represented 1.09% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 30th 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
201095,840+9.63%+1.16% since 2009
200994,743+8.38%+0.66% since 2008
200894,125+7.67%+1.02% since 2007
200087,420The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Nashville   4,5664,3095.96% increase  
Red Oak   2,9512,7238.37% increase  
Spring Hope   1,3061,2613.57% increase  
Dortches   8828099.02% increase  
Middlesex   8688383.58% increase  

Websites for Nash County

Official Website:   www.co.nash.nc.us/

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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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