According to the census of 2002 the population of the commune counts 5489 inhabitants out of which 4187 people live in Zagon, while Papauti has 1302 inhabitants. Its ethnical structure is as follows: 49,60% are Romanians, 49,70% Hungarians, 0,63% Roms and 4 people are of other nationality. Village tourism is present in the commune centre as an increasingly developing branch. The reformed church of Zagon-was built in the period between 1783-95, it is declared as monument.
In the clergy-house we can visit the library containing almost 800 volumes from the 16-17th centuries. Its catholic church (built in 1822) has an organ made by the famous organ-builder of TTrgu Secuiesc, namely master Kolonits. This church keeps the crypt of the patron Szentkereszti family.
The church of the Romanian people of Zagon was built during the war of independence and it was consecrated in honour of Gabriel and Michael archangels. In the neo-Gothic church of Papauti (built in 1895) we can see the memorial tablets of Barabas Samu (1855-1940) historian and of the above-mentioned Kiss Sandor. This village has an old wooden orthodox church. Its iconostasis is very old, its bell with Cyrillic letters was founded in 1852. The main interest of Zagon is the Erzsebet (Elisabeth)-square. Here can be seen the lime-trees planted in 1898 to the memory of the Austrian empress and Hungarian queen.
Szabo Kati, the competitor in the Olympic Games of 1984 has spent her childhood here.
An old spring church and folk custom connected to the ancient baptismal customs has been still living among the Romanians of Zagon. It is celebrated by the orthodox priest at the well called „Domokosi Budoskut" (FantTna Pucioasa de la Domokos). This well and its water was mentioned by Mikes in his work entitled „Torokorszagi levelek" (Letters from Turkey).