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

The community of Laurinburg is the Seat for Scotland County.

Scotland County was founded in 1899 and was created by taking area from RichmondCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Scotland had a population of 36,292 people. This is an increase of 0.82% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,998 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Scotland represented 0.45% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 60th 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
201036,157+0.44%-0.37% since 2009
200936,292+0.82%-0.52% since 2008
200836,480+1.34%+0.15% since 2007
200736,427+1.19% 
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200035,998The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Laurinburg   15,37415,8743.15% decrease  
Wagram   7658014.49% decrease  
Gibson   5475846.34% decrease  
East Laurinburg   2772956.1% decrease  

Websites for Scotland County

Official Website:   www.scotlandcounty.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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