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:

State 2019 Pop. 2019 Growth
Alabama4,898,2460.21%
Arkansas3,026,4120.42%
Illinois12,700,381-0.32%
Iowa3,167,9970.38%
Louisiana4,652,581-0.16%
Minnesota5,655,9250.80%
Mississippi2,987,8950.05%
Missouri6,147,8610.35%
Wisconsin5,832,6610.33%