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

The community of Canton is the Seat for Van Zandt County.

Van Zandt County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from HendersonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Van Zandt had a population of 52,005 people. This is an increase of 8.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 48,140 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Van Zandt represented 0.23% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 57th 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
201052,579+9.22%+1.1% since 2009
200952,005+8.03%-0.24% since 2008
200852,130+8.29%+0.51% since 2007
200048,140The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Wills Point   3,8893,49611.24% increase  
Canton   3,6223,29210.02% increase  
Grand Saline   3,1733,0284.79% increase  
Van   2,5112,3626.31% increase  
Edgewood   1,4261,3485.79% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<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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