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

The community of Rio Grande City is the Seat for Starr County.

Starr County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from NuecesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Starr had a population of 62,671 people. This is an increase of 16.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 53,597 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Starr represented 0.26% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 54th 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
201060,968+13.75%-2.72% since 2009
200962,671+16.93%+1.82% since 2008
200861,552+14.84%+0.99% since 2007
200053,597The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rio Grande City   14,05711,92317.9% increase  
Roma   11,3359,61717.86% increase  
La Grulla   1,8471,21152.5% 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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