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

The community of Greenville is the Seat for Pitt County.

Pitt County was founded in 1760 and was created by taking area from BeaufortCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pitt had a population of 159,057 people. This is an increase of 18.88% since the last Census (which gave a population of 133,798 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pitt represented 1.66% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 13th 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
2010168,148+25.67%+5.72% since 2009
2009159,057+18.88%+2% since 2008
2008155,935+16.55%+2.49% since 2007
2007152,148+13.71% 
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2000133,798The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Greenville   81,79860,47635.26% increase  
Summerfield   7,7537,01810.47% increase  
Ayden   5,0404,6229.04% increase  
Winterville   4,8814,7911.88% increase  
Farmville   4,6534,3028.16% increase  

Websites for Pitt County

Official Website:   www.co.pitt.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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