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Time Zone: Clay County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Clay Center is the Seat for Clay County.

Clay County was founded in 1855.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clay had a population of 6,205 people. This is a decrease of 11.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,039 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clay represented 0.41% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 45th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,542-7.06%+5.43% since 2009
20096,205-11.85%-1.04% since 2008
20086,270-10.92%-0.73% since 2007
20076,316-10.27% 
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20007,039The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Sutton   1,3061,4479.74% decrease  
Harvard   86299813.63% decrease  
Clay Center   74286113.82% decrease  
Edgar   46553913.73% decrease  
Fairfield   40246713.92% decrease  

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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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