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Clay County, MN Public Records

7th Judicial District Court
PO Box 280
Moorhead, MN 56561 claycountymn.gov/246/Court-Admini...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 218-299-5065
F: 218-299-7307
Couriers: 807 11th St N, Clay County Ct Admin
Moorhead, MN 56561
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption or sealed records released
Court personnel do not perform searches for the public.

Clay County, MN Vital Records

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Clay County
County Recorder
807 11th St N, 2nd Fl
Moorhead, MN 56560 claycountymn.gov/245/Recorder
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 218-299-5031
Fax: 866-908-2452
Recorded Documents

Clay County Vital Certificates

Clay County Vital Certificates

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Clay County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,045.24 sq mi
Population (2009): 56,763
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 94.8%
  • Black/African American: 0.8%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 5,534
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 86.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 24.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.53
Housing Units (2000): 19,746
Homeownership Rate (2000): 71.6%
Migration Flow to Clay County, MN from (2007-2008):

Clay County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $821,892
  • Construction: $67,989
  • Retail Trade: $63,773
  • Professional and Technical Services: $25,597
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $29,068
  • Retail Trade: $63,773
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $26,912
  • Manufacturing: $43,041
  • Farms: $35,872
  • Government: $214,151
Employed (2000): 25,843
Unemployed (2000): 1,432
Unemployment Rate (2009): 4.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,390
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,640
Local Government Revenue (2007): $176,972 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $274,682 (thou. dol.)

Clay County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 782
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.3
Deaths (2007): 387
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 7
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.0

Clay County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 41
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Aggravated Assault: 35
Property Crimes (2008): 1,031
  • Burglary: 139
  • Larceny-Theft: 850
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 42

Clay County Genealogy Records