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Blanco County Sees 25 Percent Population Increase in 2010 Census
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 • Posted March 18, 2011

Data released by the Census shows that the population of Texas grew by nearly 4.3 million people, an increase of 20.6%, to 25,145,581.

Locally, Blanco County showed that same trend with a 25% increase. With the addition of 2,079 people since the 2000 census, the population inside the county went from 8,418 to 10,497.

The City of Blanco’s population grew 15.5%. The population sign will have to be changed from 1,505 to 1,739.

Johnson City saw an even bigger percentage increase; the county seat grew from 1,191 to 1,656 in the past 10 years, for a 39% increase.

In the north end of the county, Round Mountain’s percentage of growth was the highest at 63% — from 111 people to 181.

Nearby counties showed similar growth, centered mainly in the Austin area with Hays and Williamson counties growing by 60-70%. Two nearby counties, Menard and San Saba lost population since the 2000 Census.

Do you have any questions about the 2010 Census? Email editor@blanconews.com or call 830-833-4812 and we’ll try to answer them.

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