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Clay County, Indiana

Named for statesman and senator Henry Clay, author of the 1850 Missouri Compromise

County Seat: Brazil

Largest City: Brazil (2015 population: 8,109)

Population per Square Mile: 74.13

Square Miles: 357.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)26,887590.4%6,484,192
Today (2015)26,503600.4%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*27,066590.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.4%56 2.1%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration820 -14,881
Net International Migration175 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)29620.1%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,595606.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,4786016.9%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)2,133608.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,4085924.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,4036027.9%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)4,4865916.9%14.6%
Median Age41.0  Median Age = 37.5

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone78610.3%0.4%
Asian Alone98630.4%2.1%
Black Alone170630.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone12500.0%0.1%
White25,8885997.7%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups257631.0%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic26,1465998.7%93.3%
Hispanic357731.3%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)10,22160100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,2355721.9%19.4%
Married Without Children3,6106035.3%30.1%
Single Parents796637.8%9.9%
Living Alone2,4546124.0%27.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2015 (estimate)11,68460100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)11,69560100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,7286166.1%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$91,40070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,4935921.3%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$48453  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 4,313590.4%1,108,151
Public4,313580.4%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)18,309590.4%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher86.8%48 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree14.2%64 23.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$34,3007981.8%41,940
Median Household Income in 201444,3856889.9%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201414.5%3995.4%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.3%37100.5%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201544390.5%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20153,782420.5%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20162,322520.5%504,539

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2014306610.4%84,080
Births to Teens, 201428490.4%6,277
Deaths, 2014291590.5%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force12,370630.4%3,265,761
Employed11,718630.4%3,109,217
Unemployed652560.4%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate5.325110.4%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate4.033102.6%3.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work11,112100.0%$403,578100.0%$36,319
Wage and Salary8,17273.5%$278,40969.0%$34,069
Farm Proprietors5124.6%$3,4060.8%$6,652
Nonfarm Proprietors2,42821.9%$44,38611.0%$18,281
Farm5675.1%$5,1401.3%$9,065
Nonfarm10,54594.9%$398,43898.7%$37,785
Private9,17482.6%$338,11183.8%$36,855
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6135.5%$8,8662.2%$14,463
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1091.0%$8520.2%$7,817
  Construction5795.2%$16,8564.2%$29,112
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information720.6%$2,9570.7%$41,069
  Manufacturing2,86825.8%$166,23841.2%$57,963
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,31511.8%$28,1037.0%$21,371
  Trans., Warehousing3783.4%$17,6754.4%$46,759
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,827*16.4%*$40,326*10.0%*$22,072*
Government1,37112.3%$60,32714.9%$44,002

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed0N/A100%$03,737,044
Single-Family0N/A68.4%$0$2,929,210
2-Family0N/A2.8%$0$54,124
3- and 4-Family0N/A1.6%$0$0
5+ Family0N/A27.2%$0$722,054

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Clay County

NamePopulation
in 2015
Percent of County
Brazil8,10930.6%
Carbon3901.5%
Center Point2390.9%
Clay City8403.2%
Harmony6372.4%
Knightsville8513.2%
Staunton5192.0%
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