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

The community of Portland is the Seat for Jay County.

Jay County was founded February 7, 1835.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jay had a population of 21,117 people. This is a decrease of 3.16% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,806 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jay represented 0.36% of the total population of Indiana, making it the state's 68th most populous county (out of 92 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
201021,253-2.54%+0.64% since 2009
200921,117-3.16%-0.36% since 2008
200821,193-2.81%-0.62% since 2007
200021,806The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Jay County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jay County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Portland   6,0616,4375.84% decrease  
Dunkirk   2,5522,6463.55% decrease  
Redkey   1,3761,4273.57% decrease  
Pennville   7057060.14% decrease  
Bryant   2552726.25% decrease  

Websites for Jay County

Official Website:   www.co.jay.in.us/

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Footnotes ...

<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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