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

The community of Manchester is the Seat for Clay County.

Clay County was founded in 1807. Clay was created by taking area from Madison, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clay had a population of 23,629 people. This is a decrease of 3.78% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,556 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clay represented 0.61% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 43rd most populous county (out of 120 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
201021,730-11.51%-8.04% since 2009
200923,629-3.78%-0.74% since 2008
200823,805-3.06%+0.51% since 2007
200024,556The 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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