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

The community of Center is the Seat for Shelby County.

Shelby County is one of the original counties of Texas and was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Shelby had a population of 26,812 people. This is an increase of 6.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,224 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Shelby represented 0.12% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 96th 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
201025,448+0.89%-5.09% since 2009
200926,812+6.3%+1.16% since 2008
200826,505+5.08%+0.47% since 2007
200025,224The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Center   5,7775,6781.74% increase  
Timpson   1,1661,0946.58% increase  
Tenaha   1,1251,0467.55% increase  
Joaquin   9549253.14% increase  
Huxley   3262989.4% increase  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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