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

The community of Goldsboro is the Seat for Wayne County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wayne had a population of 113,811 people. This is an increase of 0.43% since the last Census (which gave a population of 113,329 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wayne represented 1.41% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 23rd 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
2010122,623+8.2%+7.74% since 2009
2009113,811+0.43%+0.35% since 2008
2000113,329The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Goldsboro   38,33539,0431.81% decrease  
Mount Olive   4,3604,5674.53% decrease  
Fremont   1,4231,4632.73% decrease  
Walnut Creek   8488591.28% decrease  
Pikeville   7177190.28% decrease  

Websites for Wayne County

Official Website:   www.waynegov.com/

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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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