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

The community of Palestine is the Seat for Anderson County.

Anderson County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from HoustonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Anderson had a population of 57,001 people. This is an increase of 3.43% since the last Census (which gave a population of 55,109 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Anderson represented 0.26% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 53rd most populous county (out of 254 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
201058,458+6.08%+2.56% since 2009
200957,001+3.43%+0.51% since 2008
200055,109The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Palestine   18,45917,5984.89% increase  
Elkhart   1,2771,2155.1% increase  
Frankston   1,2501,2093.39% increase  

Websites for Anderson County

Official Website:   www.co.anderson.tx.us/

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Footnotes ...

<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. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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