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

The community of Clay is the Seat for Clay County.

Clay County was founded in 1858. Clay was created by taking area from Braxton and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clay had a population of 10,022 people. This is a decrease of 2.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,330 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clay represented 0.57% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 45th most populous county (out of 55 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
20109,386-9.14%-6.35% since 2009
200910,022-2.98%-0.21% since 2008
200810,043-2.78%-0.37% since 2007
200010,330The 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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