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

The community of Rusk is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded July 13, 1846 and was created by taking area from NacogdochesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherokee had a population of 48,473 people. This is an increase of 3.89% since the last Census (which gave a population of 46,659 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherokee represented 0.22% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 61st 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201050,845+8.97%+4.89% since 2009
200948,473+3.89%+0.49% since 2008
200848,235+3.38%+0.24% since 2007
200748,118+3.13% 
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200046,659The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Jacksonville   14,43513,8684.09% increase  
Rusk   5,2955,0854.13% increase  
Troup   2,1301,9499.29% increase  
Bullard   1,8911,15064.4% increase  
Alto   1,1641,1902.18% decrease  

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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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