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

The community of Zapata is the Seat for Zapata County.

Zapata County was founded January 22, 1858. Zapata was created by taking area from Starr and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Zapata had a population of 14,036 people. This is an increase of 15.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,182 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Zapata represented 0.06% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 156th 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
201014,018+15.07%-0.13% since 2009
200914,036+15.22%+1.51% since 2008
200813,827+13.5%+2.07% since 2007
200012,182The Last Census

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


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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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