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

The community of Austin is the Seat for Travis County. Austin is also the capital of Texas.

Travis County was founded in 1840 and was created by taking area from BastropCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Travis had a population of 1,026,158 people. This is an increase of 26.33% since the last Census (which gave a population of 812,280 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Travis represented 3.9% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 5th 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
20101,024,266+26.1%-0.18% since 2009
20091,026,158+26.33%+2.76% since 2008
2008998,561+22.93%+2.89% since 2007
2000812,280The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Austin   786,386656,56219.77% increase  
Round Rock   105,42461,13672.4% increase  
Cedar Park   64,42226,049147.3% increase  
Pflugerville   42,69616,335161.4% increase  
Leander   26,2337,596245.4% increase  

Websites for Travis County

Official Website:   www.co.travis.tx.us/

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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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