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Jay County is located in east-central Indiana. The County Seat is Portland and the largest city is Portland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jay.in.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,179 and the 2010 census population was 21,253. The land area is 383.91 square miles and there are 55.4 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% 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. 84.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 10% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $79,300, there are 8,179 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,236, the median household income is $40,235, and 14.7% of the persons in Jay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,163. Retail sales (in $1000) were $139,539, and sales per capita were $6,543. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.6%.
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