Jay County

Portland | Dunkirk
Bryant | Redkey
| Salamonia

Area
384.08 sq mi
Population
20,993
Density
55/sq mi
County Seat
Portland

Events

Gas Boom Days Festival
August 15, 2020
Tri-State Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show
August 26-29, 2020
Jay County Heritage Festival
September 26 & 27, 2020

Top Employers

FCC (Indiana)
Tyson
Ardagh Group
Motherson Sumi Systems, Ltd.
ATI - Forged Products

Notable Residents

Elwood Haynes
Inventor
Kevin Ford
Astronaut

Trivia

The Natural Gas Boom of East Central Indiana began right here in Jay County in 1886.

Jay County has one of the most competitive and sought-after robotics teams in the Nation.

Key Palace Theatre is home to one of the top 10 historic blues music venues in the U.S.

Ardagh Industries in Dunkirk produces an average of 2.5 million beer bottles per day for Budweiser.

Get to know Jay County

Mandee Mikulski smiling
Ambassador: Mandee Mikulski

Mandee is the Executive Director for the Anderson Museum of Art. She resides on the west side of Jay County in Dunkirk, IN. She loves living in Jay County because she enjoys the simplicity of small town life, family-owned businesses, and the commitment the community shows to sustaining itself.

Visiting Jay County? You should check out the Tipsy Glass winery in Bryant. Wine tasting is one of my favorite things to do when I travel, but have yet to find a winery that has as many types I enjoy as I do at Tipsy Glass.