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Clay County, Minnesota

US county information
NameClay County
StateMinnesota
SeatMoorhead
Largest cityMoorhead
US Area
Total Area1052.74 sq mi (2726.6 km2)
Land Area1045.24 sq mi (2707.2 km2)
Water Area7.49 sq mi (19.4 km2)
Population58999 (2010)
Density18.9/km2 (49/sq mi)
Named forHenry Clay
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 58,999. Its name is in honor of American statesman Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Its county seat is Moorhead. It was originally called Breckenridge County, but changed to its current name in 1862.

Clay County is part of the Fargo, ND - MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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