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Clay County, Indiana

609 E National Ave Rm 213
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone: (812) 448-9024
Fax: (812) 446-9602
www.claycountyin.org

In southwest IN, east of Terre Haute; organized Feb 12, 1825 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 360.39 (land 357.62; water 2.78) Population per square mile: 75.90
Population 2005: 27,142 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 7.50% Population 2000: 26,556 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 37.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,364; median household $36,865; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,462-$22,589
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Tennessee

PO Box 387
Celina, TN 38551
Phone: (931) 243-2161
Fax: (931) 243-2436
www.dalehollowlake.org/county.htm

On the central northern border of TN, northeast of Nashville; organized Jun 24, 1870 from Jackson and Overton counties. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 259.25 (land 236.11; water 23.14) Population per square mile: 33.80
Population 2005: 7,992 State rank: 87 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 10.20% Population 2000: 7,976 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $13,320; median household $23,958; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,141-$19,576
Unemployment (2004): 9.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, West Virginia

PO Box 190
Clay, WV 25043
Phone: (304) 587-4259
Fax: (304) 587-7329

In central WV, east of Charleston; organized Mar 29, 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas counties. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 343.82 (land 342.40; water 1.42) Population per square mile: 30.20
Population 2005: 10,356 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 3.50% Population 2000: 10,330 (White 97.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.10%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,021; median household $22,120; Population below poverty level: 27.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,713-$15,383
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 45.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Kansas

PO Box 98
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: (785) 632-2552
Fax: (785) 632-5856
www.claycountyks.org

In north-central KS, west of Manhattan; original county, organized Feb 27, 1857 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 655.44 (land 643.84; water 11.60) Population per square mile: 13.40
Population 2005: 8,629 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 -3.70% Population 2000: 8,822 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,939; median household $33,965; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,574-$26,004
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Nebraska

111 W Fairfield St PO Box 67
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: (402) 762-3463
Fax: (402) 762-3506
www.claycounty.ne.gov

In south-central NE, southeast of Grand Island; original county, organized Mar 7, 1855 (prior to statehood). According to Thorndale and Dollarhide's Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, area originally called Clay County is now part of Lancaster and Gage counties, while present-day Clay county occupies area which was unattached in 1860. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 573.53 (land 573.03; water 0.49) Population per square mile: 11.70
Population 2005: 6,733 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.30%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 7,039 (White 95.60%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,870; median household $34,259; Population below poverty level: 10.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,777-$26,428
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Georgia

PO Box 519
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
Phone: (229) 768-3238
Fax: (229) 768-3672
www.fortgaines.com

On the southwestern border of GA, west of Albany; organized Feb 16, 1854 from Early and Randolph counties. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 216.99 (land 195.21; water 21.79) Population per square mile: 16.60
Population 2005: 3,242 State rank: 155 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.40%; 1990-2000 -0.20% Population 2000: 3,357 (White 38.20%; Black or African American 60.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 41.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,819; median household $21,448; Population below poverty level: 31.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,973-$23,718
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Florida

825 N Orange Ave
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: (904) 269-6302
www.claycountygov.com

In northeastern FL, southwest of Jacksonville; organized Dec 31, 1858 from Duval County. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 643.69 (land 601.11; water 42.59) Population per square mile: 284.60
Population 2005: 171,095 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 21.50%; 1990-2000 32.90% Population 2000: 140,814 (White 84.90%; Black or African American 6.70%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 2.00%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 4.50%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,868; median household $48,854; Population below poverty level: 6.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,329-$27,084
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, North Carolina

PO Box 506
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: (828) 389-8334
Fax: (828) 389-3329
www.main.nc.us/clay/

On the southwestern border of NC, southwest of Asheville; organized Feb 20, 1861 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 220.60 (land 214.70; water 5.89) Population per square mile: 45.50
Population 2005: 9,765 State rank: 96 Population change: 2000-20005 11.30%; 1990-2000 22.60% Population 2000: 8,775 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 46.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,221; median household $31,397; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,164-$21,580
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 26.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Texas

PO Box 548
Henrietta, TX 76365
Phone: (940) 538-4631
Fax: (940) 538-5597
www.co.clay.tx.us

On the central northern border of TX, east of Wichita Falls; organized Dec 24, 1857 from Cooke County. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 1116.17 (land 1097.82; water 18.36) Population per square mile: 10.30
Population 2005: 11,287 State rank: 160 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 9.80% Population 2000: 11,006 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 40.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,361; median household $35,738; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,173-$24,088
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 26.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Clay County, Missouri

1 Courthouse Sq
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: (816) 792-7733
Fax: (816) 792-7777
www.claycogov.com

In west-central MO, north of Kansas City; organized Jun 2, 1822 from Ray County. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

Area (sq mi):: 408.86 (land 396.35; water 12.52) Population per square mile: 509.80
Population 2005: 202,078 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 9.80%; 1990-2000 19.90% Population 2000: 184,006 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 1.30%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $23,144; median household $48,347; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,074-$32,285
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Liberty County seat (28,528)
  • Gladstone (27,182)
  • Excelsior Springs (11,324)

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    Clay County, Illinois

    PO Box 160
    Louisville, IL 62858
    Phone: (618) 665-3626
    Fax: (618) 665-3607

    In east-central IL west of Olney; organized Dec 23, 1824 from Lawrence, Wayne, and Fayette counties. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

    Area (sq mi):: 469.84 (land 469.25; water 0.59) Population per square mile: 30.10
    Population 2005: 14,122 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.00%; 1990-2000 0.70% Population 2000: 14,560 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.50%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.70
    Income 2000: per capita $15,771; median household $30,599; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,667-$23,148
    Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Clay County, Kentucky

    316 Main St Suite 108
    Manchester, KY 40962
    Phone: (606) 598-3663
    Fax: (606) 598-4047

    In southeastern KY; established Dec 2, 1806 from Madison, Knox, and Floyd counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Green Clay (1757-1826), pioneer surveyor, officer in War of 1812, and KY legislator

    Area (sq mi):: 471.08 (land 471.01; water 0.07) Population per square mile: 51.30
    Population 2005: 24,146 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 24,556 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 4.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 34.60
    Income 2000: per capita $9,716; median household $16,271; Population below poverty level: 39.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,067-$14,871
    Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 31.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Clay County, Minnesota

    PO Box 280
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Phone: (218) 299-5002
    Fax: (218) 299-5195
    www.co.clay.mn.us

    On the central western border of MN; established as Breckenridge County Mar 9, 1862; name changed later in 1862. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

    Area (sq mi):: 1052.74 (land 1045.24; water 7.49) Population per square mile: 51.50
    Population 2005: 53,838 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 5.10%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 51,229 (White 92.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 3.70%; Asian 0.90%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 32.30
    Income 2000: per capita $17,557; median household $37,889; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,877-$25,311
    Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 17.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Moorhead County seat (33,390)

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    Clay County, Arkansas

    PO Box 306
    Piggott, AR 72454
    Phone: (870) 598-2813
    Fax: (870) 598-2813

    In northeastern corner of AR; organized Mar 24, 1873 from Randolph County. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

    Area (sq mi):: 641.42 (land 639.30; water 2.12) Population per square mile: 25.90
    Population 2005: 16,578 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.90%; 1990-2000 -2.80% Population 2000: 17,609 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 40.50
    Income 2000: per capita $14,512; median household $25,345; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,164-$20,953
    Unemployment (2004): 8.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Clay County, Iowa

    215 W 4th St
    Spencer, IA 51301
    Phone: (712) 262-4335
    Fax: (712) 262-6042
    www.co.clay.ia.us

    In north-central IA, northwest of Fort Dodge; established Jan 15, 1851 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Lt. Col. Henry Clay, Jr. (1807-47), son of the statesman (1777-1852); killed at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War

    Area (sq mi):: 572.51 (land 568.89; water 3.63) Population per square mile: 29.70
    Population 2005: 16,897 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 17,372 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.80%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 39.40
    Income 2000: per capita $19,451; median household $35,799; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,551-$27,970
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 14.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Spencer County seat (11,063)

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    Clay County, South Dakota

    211 W Main St Suite 200
    Vermillion, SD 57069
    Phone: (605) 677-7120
    Fax: (605) 677-7104
    www.claycountysd.org

    In southeastern SD, south of Sioux Falls; original county; organized Apr 5, 1862 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

    Area (sq mi):: 416.70 (land 411.60; water 5.10) Population per square mile: 31.60
    Population 2005: 12,995 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 2.70% Population 2000: 13,537 (White 92.30%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 2.00%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 24.90
    Income 2000: per capita $14,452; median household $27,535; Population below poverty level: 21.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,090-$25,570
    Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 16.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Clay County, Mississippi

    PO Box 815
    West Point, MS 39773
    Phone: (662) 494-3124
    Fax: (662) 492-4059

    In east-central MS, northwest of Columbus; established as Colfax County May 12, 1871 from Chickasaw, Oktibbeha, and Lowndes counties; name changed Apr 10, 1876. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

    Area (sq mi):: 416.02 (land 408.56; water 7.46) Population per square mile: 51.90
    Population 2005: 21,223 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.40%; 1990-2000 4.10% Population 2000: 21,979 (White 42.50%; Black or African American 56.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 33.90
    Income 2000: per capita $14,512; median household $27,372; Population below poverty level: 23.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,372-$21,241
    Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • West Point County seat (11,809)

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    Clay County, Alabama

    PO Box 187
    Ashland, AL 36251
    Phone: (256) 354-7888
    Fax: (256) 354-3208

    In east-central AL, south of Anniston; organized Dec 7, 1866 from Talladega and Randolph counties. Name Origin: For Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. senator from KY, known as the "Great Pacificator" for his advocacy of compromise to avert national crises

    Area (sq mi):: 606.00 (land 605.07; water 0.93) Population per square mile: 23.10
    Population 2005: 13,964 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 14,254 (White 81.50%; Black or African American 15.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.70
    Income 2000: per capita $13,785; median household $27,885; Population below poverty level: 17.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,391-$20,585
    Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 26.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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