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Clayton County, IA Public Records

District Court
PO Box 418
Elkader, IA 52043 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 563-245-2204
F: 563-245-1175
Couriers: 111 High St NE, Courthouse
Elkader, IA 52043
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile unless child is age 10 or older and offense is considered a public offense, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, 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.

Clayton County, IA Vital Records

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

Clayton County
County Recorder
111 High St, 1st Fl
Elkader, IA 52043 www.claytoncountyia.gov/departmen...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 563-245-2710
Fax: 563-245-2454
Recorded Documents

Clayton County Vital Certificates

Clayton County Vital Certificates

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Clayton County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 778.81 sq mi
Population (2009): 17,463
  • Females: 50.1%
  • White: 98.7%
  • Black/African American: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,215
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.47
Housing Units (2000): 8,619
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.5%
Migration Flow to Clayton County, IA from (2007-2008):

Clayton County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $336,033
  • Construction: $39,760
  • Retail Trade: $18,993
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,413
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $11,303
  • Retail Trade: $18,993
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,759
  • Manufacturing: $45,368
  • Farms: $62,175
  • Government: $59,883
Employed (2000): 9,427
Unemployed (2000): 362
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,524
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,156
Local Government Revenue (2007): $49,946 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $10,233 (thou. dol.)

Clayton County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 196
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.1
Deaths (2007): 198
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.1

Clayton County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 13
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 3
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 10
Property Crimes (2008): 45
  • Burglary: 20
  • Larceny-Theft: 21
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 4

Clayton County Genealogy Records