Richmond County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Richmond County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 42,946 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Rockingham.[2]

Richmond County
Richmond County Courthouse in Rockingham
Richmond County Courthouse in Rockingham
"Fiat Justicia" (Latin)
(Let Justice Be Done)
Map of North Carolina highlighting Richmond County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°00′17″N 79°45′21″W / 35.004636°N 79.755695°W / 35.004636; -79.755695
Country United States
State North Carolina
FoundedNovember 10, 1779
Named forCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox
Largest communityRockingham
 • Total479.70 sq mi (1,242.4 km2)
 • Land473.69 sq mi (1,226.9 km2)
 • Water6.01 sq mi (15.6 km2)  1.25%
 • Total42,946
 • Density90.66/sq mi (35.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts8th, 9th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Richmond County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 18, 2024.