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

The community of Tyler is the Seat for Smith County.

Smith County was founded in July 1846 and was created by taking area from NacogdochesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Smith had a population of 204,665 people. This is an increase of 17.15% since the last Census (which gave a population of 174,706 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Smith represented 0.84% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 22nd 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
2010209,714+20.04%+2.47% since 2009
2009204,665+17.15%+1.74% since 2008
2008201,160+15.14%+1.59% since 2007
2007198,018+13.34% 
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2000174,706The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Tyler   98,87283,65018.2% increase  
Whitehouse   7,9695,34649.06% increase  
Lindale   4,8322,95463.6% increase  
Arp   9769018.32% increase  
Winona   6305828.25% increase  

Websites for Smith County

Official Website:   www.smith-county.com/

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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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