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Clay County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 129
Clay, WV 25043
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 304-587-4256
F: 304-587-4346
Couriers: 246 Main Street
Clay, WV 25043
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $5,000, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, guardianship, conservatorship or mental health records released
Magistrate Court
PO Box 393
Clay, WV 25043
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 304-587-2131
F: 304-587-2727
Couriers: 225 Main St
Clay, WV 25043
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
They change over to the new court case system in May 2014.
Probate (County Clerk)
PO Box 129
Clay, WV 25043 www.claycounty.wv.gov/countygover...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 304-587-4256
F: 304-587-4346
Couriers: 246 Main St
Clay, WV 25043
Jurisdiction: Probate

Clay County, WV Vital Records

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

Clay County
County Clerk
207 Main St
Clay, WV 25043 www.claycounty.wv.gov/countygover...
8AM-4PM EST
Phone: 304-587-4259
Fax: 304-587-4202

Clay County Vital Certificates

Clay County Vital Certificates

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Clay County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 342.40 sq mi
Population (2009): 10,022
  • Females: 50.4%
  • White: 98.0%
  • Black/African American: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): -308
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 24.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 63.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 7.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.55
Housing Units (2000): 4,836
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.2%
Migration Flow to Clay County, WV from (2007-2008):

Clay County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $127,516
  • Construction: $8,528
  • Retail Trade: $4,526
  • Professional and Technical Services: $174
  • Healthcare: $8,948
  • Banking: $1,207
  • Retail Trade: $4,526
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $647
  • Manufacturing: $3,657
  • Farms: $-242
  • Government: $27,752
Employed (2000): 3,199
Unemployed (2000): 415
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $19,133
Local Government Employment (2007): 487
Local Government Revenue (2007): $18,448 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,041 (thou. dol.)

Clay County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 147
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.6
Deaths (2007): 121
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.6

Clay County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 16
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 3
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 13
Property Crimes (2008): 82
  • Burglary: 32
  • Larceny-Theft: 35
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 15

Clay County Genealogy Records