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Time Zone: Clay County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fort Gaines is the Seat for Clay County.

Clay County was founded in 1854. Clay was created by taking area from Randolph and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clay had a population of 3,113 people. This is a decrease of 7.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,357 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clay represented 0.04% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 155th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20103,183-5.18%+2.25% since 2009
20093,113-7.27%-1.61% since 2008
20083,164-5.75%-0.53% since 2007
20003,357The Last Census

More information can be found on the Clay County Census Page for Clay County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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