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

The community of Marshall is the Seat for Harrison County.

Harrison County was founded in 1839 and was created by taking area from ShelbyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harrison had a population of 64,795 people. This is an increase of 4.32% since the last Census (which gave a population of 62,110 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harrison represented 0.3% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 49th 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
201065,631+5.67%+1.29% since 2009
200964,795+4.32%+1.6% since 2008
200863,775+2.68%+0.75% since 2007
200062,110The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Marshall   24,09123,9350.65% increase  
Hallsville   3,1712,77214.39% increase  
Waskom   2,1802,0685.42% increase  
Scottsville   2872639.13% increase  
Uncertain   1571504.67% increase  

Websites for Harrison County

Official Website:   www.co.harrison.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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