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The 2000 Census showed that Stokes County had a population of 44,711 people. This represented 0.56% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 54th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Stokes had a population of 46,150 people. This is an increase of 3.22% since the 2000 Census.

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
201047,401+6.02%+2.71% since 2009
200846,140+3.2%+0.24% since 2007
200746,031+2.95%+0.42% since 2006
200645,839+2.52%+0.92% since 2005
200545,422+1.59%+0.54% since 2004
200445,176+1.04%+0.62% since 2003
200344,896+0.41%+0.15% since 2002
200244,827+0.26%-0.11% since 2001
200144,878+0.37%+0.37% since 2000
200044,711The Last Census

Stokes County had 19,262 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Stokes County has a total area<3> of 455.9 square miles [1,180 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.05 square miles [10.48 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Stokes County had a population density of 99 people per square mile [38.21 people/km²], making it the state's 49th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Stokes County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Stokes and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Stokes County QuickFact (QF-37169).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Stokes County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ForsythQF-37067   S359,638306,06717.5%
RockinghamQF-37157   E92,25291,9280.35%
SurryQF-37171   W72,49671,2191.79%
Henry (VA)QF-51089   NE54,88857,930-5.25%
Patrick (VA)QF-51141   N18,63619,407-3.97%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Stokes. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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