Central Time Zone States 2019

In the United States, there are a total of five time zones. This includes Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone, which consists of the Hawaii and part of Alaska; the Alaska Time Zone, which includes only Alaska; the Pacific Time Zone, which includes states on the West Coast; Mountain Time Zone and Central Time Zone, which include the central states; and the Eastern Time Zone, which consists of the states along the East Coast. Today, we’re going to focus on the Central Time Zone.

There are a total of nine states that are located entirely within the Central Time Zone. Those states are:

One thing to note about Alabama, however, is that Phenix City and Smiths Station observe Eastern Time unofficially since these are part of the Columbus, Georgia metro area.

There are a total of five states that observe Central Time in some cities and Eastern Time in others. Those states are:

There are an additional six states that observe Central Time. However, parts of each of these states also observe Mountain Time. Those states are:

Rank State 2019 Pop. 2019 Growth 2018 Pop. 2010 Census Growth Since 2010 % of US
6Illinois12,700,381-0.32%12,741,08012,840,762-1.09%3.82%
18Missouri6,147,8610.35%6,126,4525,995,9762.53%1.85%
20Wisconsin5,832,6610.33%5,813,5685,690,4792.50%1.75%
22Minnesota5,655,9250.80%5,611,1795,310,8436.50%1.70%
24Alabama4,898,2460.21%4,887,8714,785,4482.36%1.47%
25Louisiana4,652,581-0.16%4,659,9784,544,5322.38%1.40%
31Iowa3,167,9970.38%3,156,1453,050,7673.84%0.95%
34Arkansas3,026,4120.42%3,013,8252,921,9783.57%0.91%
35Mississippi2,987,8950.05%2,986,5302,970,5360.58%0.90%