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Encyclopedia > Clay County, Missouri
Clay County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Clay County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 2, 1822
Seat Liberty
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 
409 sq mi (1,059 km²)
396 sq mi (1,027 km²)
13 sq mi (32 km²), 3.06%
PopulationEst.
 - (2004)
 - Density
 
197,588
483.1/sq mi (186.6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.claycogov.com

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 184,006. Its county seat is Liberty6. The county was organized in 1822 and was named in honor of U.S. Representative Henry Clay from Kentucky, later member of the United States Senate and United States Secretary of State. Image File history File links Map_of_Missouri_highlighting_Clay_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MO.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Missouri ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... 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. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... For his namesake son, see Henry Clay, Jr. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Seal of the United States Department of State. ...


Clay County is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Kansas City satellite map The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,059 km² (409 mi²). 1,027 km² (396 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (13 mi²) of it (3.06%) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Clinton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ray County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Wyandotte County (standard abbreviation: WY and commonly referred to as The Dotte by its residents) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ...

Major highways

Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 35 Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35) is a north–south interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 435 (abbreviated I-435) is an Interstate Highway beltway that encircles much of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the states of Kansas and Missouri, USA. I-435, a spur route of Interstate 35, is 80. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Route 1 is a short highway with its northern terminus at Route 152 north of Gladstone and a southern terminus at Route 210 in North Kansas City. ... Route 9 is a highway in the Kansas City, Missouri area. ... Route 10 is a highway in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Route 33 is a highway in western Missouri. ... Route 92 is a highway in northeastern Missouri. ... Route 152 is a highway in the northern Kansas City, Missouri area. ... Route 210 is a highway in western Missouri with an eastern terminus at Route 10 southwest of Richmond and a western terminus at Interstate 35 in North Kansas City. ... Route 291 is a highway in western Missouri. ...

History

Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found refuge in Clay County in November 1833. In 1836 mobs drove the Saints from the county.[1] The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ...


Historical populations

In 1930 Clay county had 26,811 residents.[2]


Demographics

South side of the Clay County Courthouse (designed by Wight and Wight) in Liberty

As of the census² of 2000, there were 184,006 people, 72,558 households, and 50,137 families residing in the county. The population density was 179/km² (464/mi²). There were 76,230 housing units at an average density of 74/km² (192/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.46% White, 2.66% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 3.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.3% were of German, 14.5% American, 11.0% English, 10.8% Irish and 5.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 783 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo Taken in May 2006 by User:KHill-LTown. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 783 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo Taken in May 2006 by User:KHill-LTown. ... Nelson Atkins Museum (before the 2007 remodeling) Wight and Wight was an architecture firm in Kansas City, Missouri consisting of the brothers Thomas Wight (1874-1949) and William Wight (1882-1947) who designed several landmark buildings in Missouri and Kansas. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 72,558 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 32.30% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $48,347, and the median income for a family was $56,772. Males had a median income of $40,148 versus $27,681 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,144. About 3.80% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 5.50% 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. ...


Notable Residents

For other uses, see Jesse James (disambiguation). ...

Cities and towns

Avondale is a city located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Birmingham is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Claycomo is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Excelsior Estates is a village located in Missouri. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gladstone is a city located in Clay County, Missouri, founded in 1952. ... Glenaire is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. ... Holt is a city located in Clay and Clinton County, Missouri. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Kearney is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. ... Lawson is a city located in Clay and Ray County, Missouri. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... Missouri City is a city located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Mosby is a city located in Clay County, Missouri. ... North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. ... Oaks is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Oakview is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Oakwood is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Oakwood Park is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Pleasant Valley is a city located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Prathersville is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Randolph is a village located in Clay County, Missouri. ... Smithville is a city located in Clay County, Missouri. ...

External links


Coordinates: 39°19′N 94°25′W / 39.31, -94.42 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Clay County, Arkansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (494 words)
Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $25,345, and the median income for a family is $32,558.
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