Clay County (Illinois)
Clay County Courthouse
|US state :||Illinois|
|Administrative headquarters :||Louisville|
|Address of the
P.O. Box 160
Louisville, IL 62858-0160
|Made up from:||
Wayne County ,
Lawrence County ,
|Area code :||001 618|
|Residents :||13,815 (2010)|
|Population density :||11.4 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||1217 km²|
|Water surface :||2 km²|
The Clay County is a county in the US -amerikanischen State Illinois . In 2010 , the county had 13,815 residents and a population density of 11.4 people per square kilometer. The county seat is Louisville .
The county is located in southeast Illinois and has an area of 1,217 square kilometers, of which two square kilometers are water. The Little Wabash River and Elm Creek flow through the county . The following neighboring counties border Clay County:
|Fayette County||Effingham County||Jasper County|
|Marion County||Richland County|
Older documents show that a Mr. Elliot registered a piece of land in his name in 1818. He is believed to have been the first settler in what would later become Clay County.
Clay County was founded in 1824 from parts of Wayne County, Lawrence Counties and Fayette Counties and united the settlements of Larkinsburg, Blair, Bible Grove, Pixley, Hoosier, Louisville, Oskaloosa, Songer, Xenia, Harter, Stanford and Clay City. The county was named after Henry Clay (1777-1852) from Kentucky , a member of the House of Representatives , the Senate and Secretary of State of the United States.
The first administration was established in Maysville , Louisville became the seat of administration in 1842.
|Before 1900 1900–1990 2000 2010|
According to the 2010 census , Clay County had 13,815 people in 5,874 households. The population density was 11.4 inhabitants per square kilometer. Statistically, 2.27 people lived in each of the 5,874 households.
The racial the population was composed of 97.7 percent white, 0.3 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 0.5 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 0.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.1 percent of the population.
22.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.2 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.9 percent were 65 years or older. 50.9 percent of the population was female.
Clay County localities
1 - partially in Marion County
Clay County is divided into twelve townships :
- GNIS-ID: 424214. Retrieved on February 22, 2011 (English).
- U.S. Census Bureau, State & County QuickFacts - Clay County, IL Retrieved November 22, 2012
- National Association of Counties. Retrieved November 22, 2012
- US Census Bureau - Census of Population and Housing.Retrieved March 15, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov.Retrieved on February 14, 2011
- Clay County - Townships ( Memento of the original from October 11, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved November 22, 2012