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

The community of Dallas is the Seat for Dallas County.

Dallas County was founded March 30, 1846. Dallas was created by taking area from Nacogdoches and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dallas had a population of 2,451,730 people. This is an increase of 10.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,218,899 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dallas represented 10.64% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 2nd 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
20102,368,139+6.73%-3.41% since 2009
20092,451,730+10.49%+1.65% since 2008
20082,411,921+8.7%+1.26% since 2007
20002,218,899The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Garland   222,013215,7682.89% increase  
Irving   205,541191,6157.27% increase  
Grand Prairie   163,351127,42728.19% increase  
Mesquite   133,509124,5237.22% increase  
Flower Mound   70,20250,70238.46% increase  

Websites for Dallas County

Official Website:   www.dallascounty.org/

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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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