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Encyclopedia > Clay County, Indiana

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 26,556. The county seat is Brazil6. Clay County is included in the Terre Haute, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File links Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Clay_County. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 933 km² (360 mi²). 926 km² (358 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.77%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Parke County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1930. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1940. ... Vigo County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...

History

Clay County was formed in 1825. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, a famous antebellum American statesman. Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was a leading American statesman and orator who represented Kentucky in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ...


The town of Bowling Green was the original county seat, with the first courthouse constucted in 1828. By the 1860s, with the construction of the National Road (the old Cumberland Road and presently US 40) and various railroads, the city of Brazil became a far more important and prosperous town. Efforts to relocate the county seat to Brazil began in 1871, and after much debate, the relocation was granted in 1876. The old court house in Bowling Green burned (by arson, according to county folklore) and a new one erected in Brazil. The fifth county courthouse was completed in 1914 and serves the resdents of Clay County to this day.


Demographics

Clay County
Population by year

2000 26,556
1990 24,705
1980 24,862
1970 23,933
1960 24,207
1950 23,918
1940 25,365
1930 26,479
1920 29,447
1910 32,535
1900 34,285
1890 30,536
1880 25,854
1870 19,084
1860 12,161
1850 7,944
1840 5,567
1830 1,616

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26,556 people, 10,216 households, and 7,437 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/km² (74/mi²). There were 11,097 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.38% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 10,216 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,865, and the median income for a family was $41,863. Males had a median income of $31,611 versus $21,593 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,364. About 6.40% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Carbon is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Center Point is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Clay City is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Harmony is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Knightsville is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Staunton is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ...

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0934213488.
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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana.
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In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
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