Ray, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 766 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.4%
 
Males: 419  (54.8%)
Females: 347  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  27.8 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58849.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,152 (it was $31,563 in 2000)
Ray:

$64,152
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,736 (it was $16,064 in 2000)

Ray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,475 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Ray:

$123,475
ND:

$155,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $808.

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  • Races in Ray, ND (2010)

    Ray races chart
    • 56294.9%White alone
    • 152.5%American Indian alone
    • 71.2%Two or more races
    • 61.0%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ray: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.2%), Norwegian (25.6%), Irish (7.4%), French (5.7%), Polish (4.0%), French Canadian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2280 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 762 people per square mile   (low).

Ray,ND real estate house value index trend

Ray, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Ray:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ray city:

  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,528 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $775 (0.7%)

Ray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (153.7 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (524.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (877.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Epping, ND (3.1 miles) , Tioga, ND (3.3 miles ), Springbrook, ND (3.9 miles) , White Earth, ND (4.3 miles) , Wildrose, ND (4.4 miles) , Alamo, ND (4.6 miles) , Williston, ND (5.0 miles ), Powers Lake, ND (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $253,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.34 N, Longitude: 103.17 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Grain Palace City

Area code: 701

Ray household income distribution Ray home values distribution

Ray tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

1.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -65 (-10.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Ray: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ray, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ray-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Ray city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ray-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 442.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 587.7 miles away from Ray center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 440.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.8 miles away from Ray center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 314.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Williams County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ray:

  • TRI CITY CARES-TIOGA (Hospital, about 12 miles away; TIOGA, ND)
  • TIOGA MEDICAL CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TIOGA, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ray:

  • Minot State University (about 87 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 153 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 159 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Black Hills State University (about 269 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • University of North Dakota (about 283 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 296 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Northern State University (about 299 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high school in Ray:

Public elementary/middle school in Ray:

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Notable location: Ray Fire Protection District Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: McLeod Lake (A), McLedd Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Blue Mill Motel OFC (11419 Highway 2).

Williams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ray and their reported violations in the past:

R & T WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-11-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2012)
B & B RV (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ray that have no violations reported:

  • RAY CITY OF (Population served: 950, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ray compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Ray (2011 data):

  • First National Bank & Trust Co. of Williston: Ray Branch at Mini Mall, Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $352.6 mil, Deposits: $315.4 mil, headquarters in Williston, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Jorgenson Williston Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
North Dakota average:

10.1

Ray travel time to work - commute Ray mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ray city (based on Williams County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,40221
Catholic3,2485
Evangelical Protestant2,56623
Other6812
None9,501-
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 grocery stores: 5
Williams County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Williams County:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Williams County:

27.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$7,456$89,4721$53
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$644
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$102
Streets and Highways 2$4,296$25,7760$0
Water Supply 2$4,296$25,7760$0
Totals for Government 5$16,048$38,5157$799

13.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.33%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cass County, ND  0.43% ($40,500 average AGI)
from Ward County, ND  0.43% ($41,333)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.41% ($36,475)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ward County, ND  0.66% ($73,883 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.43% ($40,769)
to Cass County, ND  0.25% ($25,913)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ray:

  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ray:

  • K201FJ (88.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K274AD (102.7 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K212DW (90.3 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ray:

  • KXMD-TV (Channel 11; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWSE (Channel 4; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Ray fatal accident list:

Sep 13, 1998 10:10 AM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 4, 1981 11:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 17, 1978 11:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • 1,830Total average daily traffic
  • 256Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,830Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Fire Hall N Main (Lat: 48.345028 Lon: -103.165750), Call Sign: KNFQ466
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.860 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/2012, Expiration Date: 05/13/2022
    Registrant: Williams County, 223 E Broadway, Suite 202, Williston, ND 58801, Phone: (701) 577-7707, Fax: (701) 577-7714, Email:
  • 1518 5th Ave. West (Lat: 48.344583 Lon: -103.171333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQMG298
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.315 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2010, Expiration Date: 07/29/2020, Certifier: Donald Knox
    Registrant: Kohler Communications, 14012 West Front St., Williston, ND 58801, Phone: (701) 774-8596, Fax: (701) 774-8598, Email:
  • Lat: 48.161389 Lon: -103.098333, Call Sign: WQON398
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.922 MHz, 160.027 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 11/28/2021, Certifier: Tyler Tjelde
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 48.158806 Lon: -103.049444, Call Sign: WQPT890
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.337 MHz, 467.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Scott Betten
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • RAY, Lat: 48.343500 Lon: -103.165833, Call Sign: WQKE364
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2009, Expiration Date: 04/16/2019, Certifier: Kimberly Steffan
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • RAY TOWER 3, Lat: 48.340639 Lon: -102.994944, Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.1 m, Call Sign: WQKK629
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: William R Benham
    Registrant: Data Technology Solutions LLC, 1300 North Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, Phone: (225) 788-4586, Fax: (337) 332-1514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0WEH, Licensee ID: L01123269
    Grant Date: 02/28/2006, Expiration Date: 04/25/2016, Certifier: Jerry W Hauge
    Registrant: Jerry W Hauge, 11151 58th St Nw, Ray, ND 58849
  • Call Sign: KB0WEI, Licensee ID: L01113039
    Grant Date: 01/31/2006, Expiration Date: 04/25/2016, Certifier: Christine L Hauge
    Registrant: Christine L Hauge, 11151 58th St Nw, Ray, ND 58849
  • Call Sign: WD0GMD, Licensee ID: L01419407
    Grant Date: 07/29/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018
    Registrant: Bernard L Arcand, Ray, ND 58849-0523

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1327W , Serial Number: 215, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 12/05/1963
    Registrant (Partnership): Ronald D Kerbaugh, 11382 62nd St Nw, Ray, ND 58849, Other Owners: Paul H Weyrauch
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2771P , Serial Number: 18-4399, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 05/10/1956
    Registrant (Partnership): Paul H Weyrauch, 11382 62nd St Nw, Ray, ND 58849, Other Owners: Ronald D Kerbaugh
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42459 , Serial Number: 14726, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1964
    Registrant (Partnership): Paul H Weyrauch, 11382 62nd St Nw, Ray, ND 58849, Other Owners: Ronald D Kerbaugh
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6547S , Serial Number: 15067347, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Bradley J Miller, 5304 121st Ave Nw, Ray, ND 58849
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95919 , Serial Number: 8219, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Chester Hamers, , Ray, ND 58849

Most common first names in Ray, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John884.5 years
Carl783.9 years
Mary682.3 years
Evelyn574.8 years
Donald470.8 years
Gladys474.5 years
Clarence476.3 years
Arnold474.5 years
Arthur482.8 years
Lawrence478.5 years
Most common last names in Ray, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1282.6 years
Weyrauch1179.6 years
Johnson978.6 years
Daniel784.7 years
Larson673.3 years
Simpson688.8 years
Nelson675.7 years
Hauge680.5 years
Flaten579.6 years
Perdue578.6 years
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