Ray, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 443.
Males: 204  (46.1%)
Females: 239  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,028
Ray:

$36,028
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,936

Ray CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,380
Ray:

$93,380
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,382; detached houses: $126,924

Median gross rent in 2017: $538.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ray: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Ray, AL (2010)
    • 29065.5%White alone
    • 7717.4%Hispanic
    • 7216.3%Black alone
    • 30.7%Asian alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Ray detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (87.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 732 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $213 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (39.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (592.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Our Town, AL (2.5 miles ),
Kellyton, AL (2.5 miles ),
Alexander City, AL (2.6 miles ),
Hissop, AL (2.6 miles ),
Goodwater-Kellyton, AL (3.1 miles ),
Rockford, AL (3.2 miles ),
Goodwater, AL (3.5 miles ),
Jacksons' Gap, AL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 86.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Ray, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ray, AL in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Alabama:

3.8%

Tornado activity:

Ray-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Ray place center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/17/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ray-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from Ray center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from Ray center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 119.0 miles away from Ray center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from Ray center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from Ray center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coosa County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ray:

  • RUSSELL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • RUSSELL MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • BROWN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • SOUTHERN CARE ALEXANDER CITY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • CHAPMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • ADAMS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ray:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 32 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Faulkner University (about 37 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 37 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Tuskegee University (about 37 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University (about 38 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Alabama State University (about 40 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • University of Montevallo (about 51 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)

Private high school in Ray:

  • SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACADEMY (Students: 149, Location: 147 OLD SCHOOLHOUSE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ray: Ray Community Center (A), Alexander City Work Release Center (B), Ray Community Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ray: Ray Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Dunnings Pond (A), Newberrys Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Coosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.6%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ray:

Marital status in Ray, AL
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Ray:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ray, AL (based on Coosa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,18029
Black Protestant1,38810
Mainline Protestant57710
Other3-
None5,391-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Coosa County:

34.5%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.6%
State:

13.5%

Strongest AM radio stations in Ray:

  • WRFS (1050 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ray:

  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WELL-FM (88.7 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)

TV broadcast stations around Ray:

  • WAXC-LP (Channel 64; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)

Ray fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 2010 07:55 AM, Sr-259, Lat: 32.869589, Lon: -86.022819, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 19, 2001 05:50 PM, Sr-22, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.9mTotal length
  • $805,000Total costs
  • 1,712Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,043Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ray)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 1 Box 252a (Lat: 32.901500 Lon: -86.056917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 110 m, Overall height: 116 m, Call Sign: KNNK641, Licensee ID: L01422065,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.787 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2000, Expiration Date: 02/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2011, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COTTAGE GROV, 1.57 Mi W (Lat: 32.900667 Lon: -86.055861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 110.3 m, Overall height: 115.8 m, Call Sign: WQQP703,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2013, Expiration Date: 02/08/2023, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ray, AL
  • 55.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 15.2%Utility gas


Ray compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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