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Welcome to Clay County, Minnesota

Welcome to Clay CountyLocated along the Interstate 94 corridor, Clay County serves as a major regional center for commercial, industrial, residential, higher learning, and service sectors in West Central Minnesota. Agricultural and food products are the key components of the local economy. Image of Minnesota with Clay County Identified As a home to the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Buffalo River State Park, Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion, and the Clay County Fair, Clay County offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities for area residents.

Clay County Facts

County Seat Moorhead
Census 2010 Population 58,999
Area 1,053 sq. mi.
Acres 673,732.85
North/South Length 36 miles
East/West Length 30 miles
Number of Cities 11
Number of Townships 30
Number of Lakes
(over 25 acres)
107

As a part of the Moorhead (MN) - Fargo (ND) Metropolitan Area (Population approx. 200,699), Clay County residents have access to four institutions of higher learning, several ‘state of the art’ medical facilities, an international airport, several school, college and professional sports teams and numerous arts, music and cultural events.   

Geographically, Clay County is well connected by the interstate corridors (I-94 and I-29), freight and passenger rail service, and Hector International Airport.  With a favorable business climate, and ample housing choices in urban, as well as rural settings, Clay County is an ideal place to live, work and to raise a family.   


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