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

The community of Athens is the Seat for Henderson County.

Henderson County was founded in 1846. Henderson was created by taking area from Houston and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Henderson had a population of 78,921 people. This is an increase of 7.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 73,277 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Henderson represented 0.35% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 45th 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
201078,532+7.17%-0.49% since 2009
200978,921+7.7%+0.21% since 2008
200878,757+7.48% 
200778,813+7.55% 
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200073,277The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Athens   12,15511,2977.59% increase  
Gun Barrel City   6,0145,14516.89% increase  
Mabank   3,3512,15155.8% increase  
Chandler   2,6752,09927.44% increase  
Tool   2,4272,2756.68% increase  

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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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