Clay County is located in east-central Indiana. The County Seat is Brazil and the largest city is Brazil. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claycountyin.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 26,562 and the 2010 census population was 26,887. The land area is 357.54 square miles and there are 75.2 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 86.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 14% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,300, there are 10,230 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,474, the median household income is $46,430, and 15.8% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,069. Retail sales (in $1000) were $312,395, and sales per capita were $11,737. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.4%.
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