Caswell County , North Carolina

Caswell County: County in North Carolina, United States


Caswell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,719 and a population density of 21 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 22,443 inhabitants. Its county seat is Yanceyville. The county was created 245 years ago in 1776.

Caswell County Quick Facts

Population : 22,443 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Area : 1110 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Easternmost point : Point(-79.1431 36.5411)
Northernmost point : Point(-79.3227 36.5414)
Named for : Richard Caswell
Altitude : 554 feet / 169 meters
Capital : Yanceyville
Establishment : January 01, 1777
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:31:16 (7th October 2022)
Density : 20 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.69% (2010-2020)
Caswell County locator map
Location of Caswell County on North Carolina map.
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Caswell County is located at 36°23'36"N 79°20'1"W (36.3933500, -79.3335900). It has 7 neighbors: Alamance County, Halifax County, Orange County, Person County, Rockingham County, Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Caswell County map

The largest city of Caswell County is Yanceyville with a population of 1,941. . See all Caswell County cities & populated places.

Caswell County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Caswell County.

City Name Population Title
Yanceyville 1,941 City in North Carolina
Bethel 1,614 Town in Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Milton 146 Town in North Carolina

Caswell County has 7 neighbours.

  • Yanceyville
  • Milton


According to census records, the population of Caswell County decreased by 5.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,719 - census
2011 23,456 -1.12% estimation process
2012 23,042 -1.8% estimation process
2013 23,093 0.22% estimation process
2014 22,807 -1.25% estimation process
2015 22,813 0.03% estimation process
2016 22,755 -0.25% estimation process
2017 22,616 -0.61% estimation process
2018 22,634 0.08% estimation process
2019 22,604 -0.13% estimation process
2020 22,443 -0.72% estimation process

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People born in Caswell County (15)

People born in Caswell County, including politician John Kerr Hendrick, actress Emme Rylan, politician Marmaduke Williams, .


  • Romulus Mitchell Saunders (American politician) he was born in 03/03/1791
  • Archibald Dixon (American politician) he was born in 02/04/1802
  • Bedford Brown (North Carolina politician) he was born in 06/06/1795
  • Charles Caldwell (American physician) he was born in 14/05/1772
  • Moses Roper (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1815
  • Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (American journalist) he was born in 24/08/1829
  • Peter U. Murphey (United States Navy officer)
  • Bedford Brown (American physician and army surgeon) he was born in 17/01/1825
  • Benjamin J. Lea (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1833
  • John Thomas (founder of Thomasville, North Carolina) he was born in 27/06/1800
  • H. G. Jones he was born in 07/01/1924
  • Hazel Smith (American music journalist and singer-songwriter) she was born in 31/05/1934

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Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
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Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
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