Clay County, Tennessee

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its name is in honor of American statesman Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,976 people, 3,379 households, and 2,331 families residing in the county. Its county seat and the only incorporated city in the county is Celina[2].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles (670.8 km2), of which 236 square miles (611.2 km2) is land and 23 square miles (59.6 km2) (8.93%) is water. The Cumberland River flows through the center of the county from north to south, fed by the Obey River which flows through the city of Celina from its impoundment at the Dale Hollow Reservoir. The reservoir, known as Dale Hollow Lake, inundates much of the eastern part of the county.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,976 people, 3,379 households, and 2,331 families residing in the county. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 7,992 [1]. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 3,959 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.75% White, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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