Jay County

Jay County, Indiana

120 N Court St 2nd Fl
Portland, IN 47371
Phone: (260) 726-6920
Fax: (260) 726-6922

On central eastern border of IN, northeast of Muncie; established Feb 7, 1835 from Randolph County. Name Origin: For John Jay (1745-1829), first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-95), and governor of NY (1795-1801)

Area (sq mi):: 383.82 (land 383.64; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 56.30
Population 2005: 21,606 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 21,806 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,686; median household $35,700; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,574-$22,147
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 22.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Unfortunately, only about 48 percent of Jay County students go to college, and that's alarming.
Meanwhile, Warbreck returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over ROMA, courtesy of goals from Jay County Hartley, Steve Andrews and Phil Edwards.
February - Bell Aquaculture Named 'Industry of the Year' By Jay County Chamber of Commerce at Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bell-aquaculture-named-industry-of-the-year-by-jay-county-chamber-of-commerce-190832181.html
Results of the Loblolly Marsh Wetland Preserve BioBlitz, Jay County, Indiana.
The city of Portland has preliminarily approved additional property tax abatement at the request of the Jay County Development Corp.
NCGLNAC, located in Portland, IN now owns nearly 30 acres (generously donated by the Jay County Fair Board) of beautiful, wooded land, complete with pond and wetlands, just north of the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland.
Another corn user is Tyson Foods Mexican Original Plant in Portland, which makes corn and flour tortilla products, is investing $3.2 million on equipment for a new line and increasing employment from 385 to 400, says Bill Bradley, executive director of Jay County Development Corp.
The counties bordering I-69 (with the additions of Kosciusko County, connected via State Road 30, and Jay County) accounted for 21.7 percent of the state's 2002 population and 18.5 percent of its geographic area (see Figure 1).
All of the waste that Maharg collected in Van Wert County was hauled to the Jay County facility for disposal.