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

The community of Erin is the Seat for Houston County.

Houston County was founded in 1871. Houston was created by taking area from Dickson, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Houston had a population of 8,154 people. This is an increase of 0.82% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,088 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Houston represented 0.14% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 87th 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,426+4.18%+3.34% since 2009
20098,154+0.82%+0.38% since 2008
20088,123+0.43%+0.87% since 2007
20008,088The Last Census

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


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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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