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

Yancey County was founded in 1833. Yancey was created by taking area from Buncombe and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Yancey had a population of 18,548 people. This is an increase of 4.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,774 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Yancey represented 0.22% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 85th 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
201017,818+0.25%-3.94% since 2009
200818,539+4.3%+0.76% since 2007
200017,774The Last Census

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


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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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