Clay County, Missouri
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South side of the Clay County Courthouse (designed by Wight and Wight) in Liberty
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 2, 1822|
|Largest city||Kansas City|
|• Total||409 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Land||397 sq mi (1,030 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (30 km2) 2.8%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||612/sq mi (236/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 6th|
Clay County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 221,939, making it the fifth-most populous county in Missouri. The county seat is Liberty. It was founded on January 2, 1822.