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

The community of Waxahachie is the Seat for Ellis County.

Ellis County was founded in 1849 and was created by taking area from NavarroCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ellis had a population of 151,737 people. This is an increase of 36.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 111,360 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ellis represented 0.53% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 31st 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
2010149,610+34.35%-1.4% since 2009
2009151,737+36.26%+2.59% since 2008
2008147,909+32.82%+3.57% since 2007
2007142,809+28.24% 
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2000111,360The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Mansfield   47,34128,03168.9% increase  
Waxahachie   29,53521,42637.85% increase  
Ennis   19,79516,04523.37% increase  
Midlothian   18,1247,480142.3% increase  
Red Oak   10,2054,301137.3% increase  

Websites for Ellis County

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

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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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