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

The community of Rockingham is the Seat for Richmond County.

Richmond County was founded in 1779 and was created by taking area from AnsonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Richmond had a population of 45,970 people. This is a decrease of 1.28% since the last Census (which gave a population of 46,564 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Richmond represented 0.58% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 52nd 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
201046,639+0.16%+1.46% since 2009
200945,970-1.28%-0.13% since 2008
200846,028-1.15%+0.19% since 2007
200046,564The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rockingham   8,7959,6729.07% decrease  
Hamlet   5,7646,0184.22% decrease  
Ellerbe   9781,0214.21% decrease  
Dobbins Heights   8779366.3% decrease  
Hoffman   6036243.37% decrease  

Websites for Richmond County

Official Website:   www.co.richmond.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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