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

The community of Wentworth is the Seat for Rockingham County.

Rockingham County was founded in 1785 and was created by taking area from GuilfordCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rockingham had a population of 92,252 people. This is an increase of 0.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 91,928 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rockingham represented 1.14% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 25th 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
201093,643+1.87%+1.51% since 2009
200992,252+0.35%+0.15% since 2008
200091,928The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Eden   15,35015,9083.51% decrease  
Reidsville   14,72314,4851.64% increase  
Wentworth   2,7582,7790.76% decrease  
Mayodan   2,6082,4177.9% increase  
Madison   2,2462,2620.71% decrease  

Websites for Rockingham County

Official Website:   www.co.rockingham.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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