Clay County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Louisville and the largest city is Flora. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claycountyillinois.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,520 and the 2010 census population was 13,815. The land area is 468.32 square miles and there are 29.5 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% 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. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 14% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,300, there are 5,486 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,279, the median household income is $40,640, and 15.6% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 732. Retail sales (in $1000) were $114,775, and sales per capita were $8,375. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 41.8%.
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