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Clay County, IA Public Records

District Court
215 W 4th St
Spencer, IA 51301 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F CST
P: 712-262-4335
F: 712-262-6042
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, pending dissolution of marriage, mental health, sealed domestic abuse or deferred records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Clay County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Clay County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Clay County
County Recorder
www.co.clay.ia.us/offices/recorde...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 712-262-1081
Fax: 712-264-3983
Recorded Documents

Clay County Vital Certificates

Clay County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Clay County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 568.89 sq mi
Population (2009): 16,617
  • Females: 50.9%
  • White: 97.8%
  • Black/African American: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): -755
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 88.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.35
Housing Units (2000): 7,828
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.1%
Migration Flow to Clay County, IA from (2007-2008):

Clay County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $446,543
  • Construction: $22,235
  • Retail Trade: $53,873
  • Professional and Technical Services: $15,390
  • Healthcare: $42,767
  • Banking: $12,399
  • Retail Trade: $53,873
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $7,817
  • Manufacturing: $74,964
  • Farms: $32,128
  • Government: $81,881
Employed (2000): 9,142
Unemployed (2000): 357
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $32,929
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,513
Local Government Revenue (2007): $84,075 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $45,461 (thou. dol.)

Clay County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 214
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.9
Deaths (2007): 194
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.7

Clay County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 2
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
Property Crimes (2008): 436
  • Burglary: 166
  • Larceny-Theft: 266
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 4

Clay County Genealogy Records