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

The community of Port Lavaca is the Seat for Calhoun County.

Calhoun County was founded in 1846. Calhoun was created by taking area from Jackson, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Calhoun had a population of 20,573 people. This is a decrease of 0.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,647 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Calhoun represented 0.1% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 113rd 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
201021,381+3.55%+3.93% since 2009
200920,573-0.36%+0.59% since 2008
200820,453-0.94%+0.77% since 2007
200020,647The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Port Lavaca   11,48912,0354.54% decrease  
Seadrift   1,4551,3527.62% increase  
Point Comfort   7117818.96% decrease  

Websites for Calhoun County

Official Website:   www.tisd.net/~calhoun/

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

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