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The 2000 Census showed that Clay County had a population of 14,254 people. This represented 0.32% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 58th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Clay had a population of 13,640 people. This is a decrease of 4.31% since the 2000 Census.

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
201013,932-2.26%+2.14% since 2009
200913,640-4.31%-1.21% since 2008
200813,807-3.14%+0.25% since 2007
200613,777-3.35%-0.51% since 2005
200513,847-2.86%-0.66% since 2004
200413,939-2.21%-0.9% since 2003
200314,066-1.32%-0.75% since 2002
200214,173-0.57%-0.59% since 2001
200014,254The Last Census

Clay County had 6,612 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Clay County has a total area<3> of 606 square miles [1,569 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.93 square miles [2.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Clay County had a population density of 23.56 people per square mile [9.1 people/km²], making it the state's 55th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Clay County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Clay and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Clay County QuickFact (QF-01027).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CleburneQF-01029   NE14,75914,1234.5%
CoosaQF-01037   SW10,55612,202-13.49%
RandolphQF-01111   E22,57722,3800.88%
TalladegaQF-01121   W80,24280,321-0.1%
TallapoosaQF-01123   S41,00841,475-1.13%

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Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Clay. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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