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

The community of Centerville is the Seat for Leon County.

Leon County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from RobertsonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Leon had a population of 16,923 people. This is an increase of 10.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,335 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Leon represented 0.07% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 138th 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
201016,801+9.56%-0.72% since 2009
200916,923+10.36%+0.47% since 2008
200816,843+9.83%+2.85% since 2007
200015,335The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Buffalo   1,9841,8049.98% increase  
Centerville   9779038.19% increase  
Jewett   95786111.15% increase  
Normangee   79371910.29% increase  
Oakwood   5134718.92% 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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