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

The community of Gilmer is the Seat for Upshur County.

Upshur County was founded in 1846. Upshur was created by taking area from Harrison and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Upshur had a population of 38,057 people. This is an increase of 7.84% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,291 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Upshur represented 0.17% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 78th 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
201039,309+11.39%+3.29% since 2009
200938,057+7.84%+0.46% since 2008
200837,882+7.34%+0.98% since 2007
200035,291The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gilmer   5,1264,7996.81% increase  
Big Sandy   1,3461,2884.5% increase  
Ore City   1,1551,1064.43% increase  
East Mountain   6335809.14% increase  
Union Grove   3733467.8% increase  

Websites for Upshur County

Official Website:   www.countyofupshur.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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