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

The community of Bellville is the Seat for Austin County.

Austin County is one of the original counties of Texas and was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Austin had a population of 27,248 people. This is an increase of 15.51% since the last Census (which gave a population of 23,590 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Austin represented 0.11% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 100th 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
201028,417+20.46%+4.29% since 2009
200927,248+15.51%+0.8% since 2008
200827,032+14.59%+1.41% since 2007
200023,590The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sealy   6,3745,24821.46% increase  
Bellville   4,4943,79418.45% increase  
Wallis   1,3481,17215.02% increase  
San Felipe   98686813.59% increase  
Industry   34330412.83% increase  

Websites for Austin County

Official Website:   www.austincounty.com/

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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.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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