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

The community of Laredo is the Seat for Webb County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Webb had a population of 241,438 people. This is an increase of 25.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 193,117 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Webb represented 0.93% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 21st 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
2010250,304+29.61%+3.67% since 2009
2009241,438+25.02%+2.33% since 2008
2008235,937+22.17%+2.2% since 2007
2007230,848+19.54% 
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2000193,117The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Laredo   226,124176,57628.06% increase  
Rio Bravo   5,6565,5531.85% increase  
El Cenizo   3,6123,5451.89% increase  

Websites for Webb County

Official Website:   www.webbcounty.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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