We have tried to present as much data in this section to help you learn more about Clay County and our area. For more detailed statistics and information, contact the CCEDC at 256-396-2828 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay County is located in the heart of east Alabama within less than a two-hour driving distance from Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta, and Columbus. And only a 4-hour drive to our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.
|City – State||Distance (Miles)||Distance (Km)|
|New Orleans, LA||394||634|
The following Census reports are from the Census Factfinder website. Additional demographic statistics are available upon request. All reports are in PDF format.
- Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010
- Social Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
- Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
New Impact Report Underscores Dominant Grassroots Influence of Agriculture and Forestry in Alabama
A June 2013 released series of reports demonstrates the dominant and, in many cases, indispensable role the agriculture and forestry sector plays in the economic fortunes of Alabama’s 67 counties.
Read the full report on Clay Copunty (PDF download) 2010 Clay County Agriculture Forestry Impact Report.
Review reports on each county in Alabama, go to http://www.aces.edu/impact/ag/
Clay County is home to several major manufacturing companies: Wellborn Cabinets, Inc., Koch Foods, Tru-Wood Cabinets, John-Co Truss Company, Integrity Cabinets, Three-Dimension Woodcraft, Lace Wood, Inc., Higgins Embroidery, and Cheaha Cabinets. The largest employers in Clay County, by sector, are Manufacturing, Education, Health and Social Services, and Retail Trade. These four sectors account for 62.5% of the county employment total.
|Industry||Number of Establishments||Employer value of sales, shipments, receipts, revenue, or business done ($1,000)||Annual payroll ($1,000)||Number of paid employees|
|Professional, scientific, and technical services||10||5,235||805||56|
|Health care and social assistance||23||34,369||15,616||665|
|Accommodation and food services||12||4,352||1,066||139|
|Administrative and support||3||2,273||699||37|
Highways in/near Clay County:
- AL-9, AL-77, AL-49, AL-148
- US 431 (15 mi. to Wedowee)
- I-20 via US 431 (26.5 mi.)
- I-20 via AL-9 (26.2 mi.)
- I-20 via AL-77 (35 mi)
- US 280 (30 mi.)
- I-459 (66 mi)
- I-85 via AL-77 (55 mi.)
Clay County is home to one municipal airport, Ashland Lineville Airport 26A, located between Ashland and Lineville off Hwy AL-9. The closest commercial international airline service is located in Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA.
|Ashland Lineville 26A||In City Limits||0|
|Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport||Atlanta, GA||112|
|Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport||Birmingham, AL||77|
|Columbus Metropolitan Airport||Columbus, GA||92|
|Montgomery Regional Airport||Montgomery, AL||88|
Rail service is provided by CSX. There are Norfolk Southern intermodal centers located in nearby Birmingham, AL and Austell, GA (near Atlanta).
Port facilities are available at the Alabama State Port located in Mobile, AL (246 miles from Ashland, AL), the Savannah, GA Port (353 miles from Ashland, AL) and the Brunswick, GA Port (378 miles from Ashland, AL).