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

The community of Celina is the Seat for Clay County.

Clay County was founded in 1870. Clay was created by taking area from Jackson and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clay had a population of 7,895 people. This is a decrease of 1.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,976 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clay represented 0.14% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 88th most populous county (out of 95 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
20107,861-1.44%-0.43% since 2009
20097,895-1.02% 
20087,895-1.02%-0.35% since 2007
20077,923-0.66% 
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20007,976The Last Census

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

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Websites for Clay County

Official Website:   www.dalehollowlake.org/

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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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