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

The community of Raymondville is the Seat for Willacy County.

Willacy County was founded in 1911. Willacy was created by taking area from Cameron and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Willacy had a population of 20,395 people. This is an increase of 1.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,082 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Willacy represented 0.1% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 116th 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
201022,134+10.22%+8.53% since 2009
200920,395+1.56% 
200820,382+1.49%+0.17% since 2007
200720,347+1.32% 
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200020,082The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Raymondville   9,3929,7333.5% decrease  
Lyford   2,5181,97327.62% increase  
San Perlita   6906801.47% 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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