Stokes County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Stokes County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 44,520 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Danbury.[2]

Stokes County
Stokes County Courthouse in Danbury
Stokes County Courthouse in Danbury
Map of North Carolina highlighting Stokes 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: 36°23′38″N 80°16′12″W / 36.393797°N 80.269921°W / 36.393797; -80.269921
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forJohn Stokes
Largest communityKing
 • Total453.15 sq mi (1,173.7 km2)
 • Land449.36 sq mi (1,163.8 km2)
 • Water6.79 sq mi (17.6 km2)  1.50%
 • Total44,520
 • Density99.74/sq mi (38.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th


  1. "QuickFacts: Stokes County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.