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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 (2014 population: 8,114)

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, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,623586.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,5076017.0%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)2,151608.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,4245924.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,4376028.0%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)4,4205916.6%14.3%
Median Age40.9  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone70640.3%0.4%
Asian Alone108590.4%2.0%
Black Alone157640.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10530.0%0.1%
White25,9595997.7%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups258611.0%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic26,2065998.7%93.4%
Hispanic356741.3%6.6%

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 2014 (estimate)11,69460100.0%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 (2014/2015 Total Reported) 4,315600.4%1,130,285
Public4,315600.4%1,045,779
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 2014$34,3296686.7%39,578
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 20142,313520.4%514,128

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
March 2016 Unemployment Rate5.932107.3%5.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work12,679100.0%$415,660100.0%$32,783
Wage and Salary8,07963.7%$255,07561.4%$31,573
Farm Proprietors5204.1%$29,5967.1%$56,915
Nonfarm Proprietors4,08032.2%$57,84013.9%$14,176
Farm5814.6%$31,6707.6%$54,509
Nonfarm12,09895.4%$383,99092.4%$31,740
Private10,70784.4%$325,64278.3%$30,414
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6675.3%$9,2112.2%$13,810
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1771.4%$1,1650.3%$6,582
  Construction7936.3%$19,0454.6%$24,016
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information710.6%$2,1460.5%$30,225
  Manufacturing2,79822.1%$145,04134.9%$51,837
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,53812.1%$30,0647.2%$19,547
  Trans., Warehousing4523.6%$18,3304.4%$40,553
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,712*21.4%*$49,846*12.0%*$18,380*
Government1,39111.0%$58,34814.0%$41,947

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 2014
Percent of County
Brazil8,11430.6%
Carbon3901.5%
Center Point2390.9%
Clay City8433.2%
Harmony6402.4%
Knightsville8553.2%
Staunton5192.0%
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