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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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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Reconstructing the topography of protohistoric sites: an example from Clay County, Mississippi.
    Flies released in two pastures in Clay County, Mississippi, now occupy some 560,000 acres up to more than 28 miles from the release sites.
    Archaeological Investigations at the Yarborough Site (22CL814) Clay County, Mississippi.