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

The community of Ripley is the Seat for Lauderdale County.

Lauderdale County was founded in 1835. Lauderdale was created by taking area from Haywood, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lauderdale had a population of 26,471 people. This is a decrease of 2.32% since the last Census (which gave a population of 27,101 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lauderdale represented 0.48% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 53rd 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
201027,815+2.63%+5.08% since 2009
200926,471-2.32%-0.49% since 2008
200826,602-1.84% 
200726,599-1.85% 
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200027,101The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Ripley   7,5207,8444.13% decrease  
Halls   2,1652,3116.32% decrease  
Henning   1,26397030.21% increase  
Gates   8439016.44% decrease  

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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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