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

The community of Hayesville is the Seat for Clay County.

Clay County was founded in 1861 and was created by taking area from CherokeeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clay had a population of 10,333 people. This is an increase of 17.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,775 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clay represented 0.11% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 96th most populous county (out of 100 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
201010,587+20.65%+2.46% since 2009
200910,333+17.75%+0.31% since 2008
200810,301+17.39%+1.45% since 2007
20008,775The 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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