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

The community of Tazewell is the Seat for Claiborne County.

Claiborne County was founded in 1801. Claiborne was created by taking area from Grainger and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Claiborne had a population of 31,243 people. This is an increase of 4.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,862 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Claiborne represented 0.52% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 46th most populous county (out of 95 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
201032,213+7.87%+3.1% since 2009
200931,243+4.62%-0.15% since 2008
200831,289+4.78%+0.59% since 2007
200731,105+4.16% 
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200029,862The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
New Tazewell   2,8542,8710.59% decrease  
Tazewell   2,1952,1651.39% increase  
Cumberland Gap   2082041.96% increase  

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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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