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Time Zone: Taney County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Forsyth is the Seat for Taney County.

Taney County was founded in 1837 and was created by taking area from GreeneCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Taney had a population of 48,023 people. This is an increase of 20.96% since the last Census (which gave a population of 39,703 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Taney represented 0.71% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201051,675+30.15%+7.6% since 2009
200948,023+20.96%+1.58% since 2008
200847,274+19.07%+3.04% since 2007
200745,880+15.56% 
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200039,703The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Branson   8,5026,05040.53% increase  
Hollister   4,0513,8674.76% increase  
Forsyth   1,7161,6861.78% increase  
Merriam Woods   1,4511,14227.06% increase  
Rockaway Beach   5885771.91% increase  

Websites for Taney County

Official Website:   www.co.taney.mo.us/

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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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