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

The community of Danbury is the Seat for Stokes County.

Stokes County was founded in 1789 and was created by taking area from SurryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Stokes had a population of 46,150 people. This is an increase of 3.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 44,711 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Stokes represented 0.56% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 54th 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
201047,401+6.02%+2.71% since 2009
200946,150+3.22% 
200846,140+3.2%+0.24% since 2007
200746,031+2.95% 
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200044,711The Last Census

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

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Websites for Stokes County

Official Website:   www.co.stokes.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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