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

The community of Anahuac is the Seat for Chambers County.

Chambers County was founded in 1858. Chambers was created by taking area from Jefferson and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chambers had a population of 31,431 people. This is an increase of 20.74% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,031 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chambers represented 0.12% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 94th 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
201035,096+34.82%+11.66% since 2009
200931,431+20.74%+7.03% since 2008
200829,366+12.81%+1.91% since 2007
200026,031The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Baytown   70,87266,4306.69% increase  
Texas City   43,96541,5215.89% increase  
Seabrook   11,4809,44321.57% increase  
Mont Belvieu   2,9132,32425.34% increase  
Anahuac   2,0812,2105.84% decrease  

Websites for Chambers County

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

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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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