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

The community of Sherman is the Seat for Grayson County.

Grayson County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from FanninCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grayson had a population of 120,030 people. This is an increase of 8.53% since the last Census (which gave a population of 110,595 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grayson represented 0.53% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 32nd 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
2010120,877+9.3%+0.71% since 2009
2009120,030+8.53%+1.05% since 2008
2008118,786+7.41%+0.5% since 2007
2007118,191+6.87% 
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2000110,595The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Sherman   38,41035,0829.49% increase  
Denison   24,12822,7735.95% increase  
Whitesboro   4,0483,7607.66% increase  
Van Alstyne   2,9752,50218.9% increase  
Howe   2,7172,4789.64% increase  

Websites for Grayson County

Official Website:   www.co.grayson.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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