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Ray County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 23,047 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 23,354 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,646
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,320
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,948
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,991 (it was 1,795 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ray County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ray County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 11,421  (49.6%)
Females: 11,626  (50.4%)
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Ray County,MO real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Ray County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,779 ($41,886 in 1999)

This county:

$55,779
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $505 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $656)
This county:

$505
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $134,780 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Ray:

$134,780
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,301 - $201,646
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,122
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $415

Institutionalized population: 289

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 91
  • Auto thefts: 28

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 57
  • Thefts: 138
  • Auto thefts: 35
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2002: 125 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2003: 138 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2004: 146 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2005: 128 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2006: 70 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $193,400
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,353 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,181 (0.9%)

Ray County household income distribution in 2013 Ray County home values distribution in 2013 Ray County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
Ray County:

14.7%
Missouri:

14.0%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.9% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.3% for American Indian residents, 63.9% for other race residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.7 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 43.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 26.2 years old, American Indian residents: 50.4 years old, Asian residents: 8.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 years old)

Area name: Kansas City, MO-KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ray County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $951 a month.

Cities in this county include: Richmond, Lawson, Orrick, Woods Heights, Wood Heights, Hardin, Henrietta, Crystal Lakes, Camden, Rayville.

Ray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Atlantic County, New Jersey , Caldwell County , Fayette County, Indiana , Clay County , Placer County, California , Hamilton County, Ohio , Ripley County, Indiana , Pike County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 554
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 224 (92.8% naturalized citizens)

Ray County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 142010 or later
  • 312000 to 2009
  • 591990 to 1999
  • 241980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 20Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.9%

Ray County marital status for males Ray County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,584
  • One, attached: 62
  • Two: 84
  • 3 or 4: 295
  • 5 to 9: 239
  • 10 to 19: 169
  • 20 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 536

Housing units in Ray County with a mortgage: 3,788 (48 second mortgage, 250 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,881

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ray County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,69035
Mainline Protestant1,83913
Catholic2911
Black Protestant2462
Other1812
None14,247-
Ray County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Ray County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Ray County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ray County:

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Ray County:

30.3%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Ray County:

Average size of farms: 237 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,499
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $138.31
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,436
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.67%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,952
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.77%
Corn for grain: 32839 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6705 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 79977 harvested acres
Vegetables: 94 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ray County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 335.8 miles away from Ray County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 285.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 298.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 331.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 325.7 miles away from Ray County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 349.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3325: June 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 3325, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4012: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4012, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1934: August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: 1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1809: November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1773: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 18 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ray County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Germany (21%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Russia (17%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ray County


  • American (24%)
  • German (19%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Ray County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,669 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 652 (13.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 40 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 49 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 62 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 258 (5.4%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Ray County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Ray County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 208 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,675.

6.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.16% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($24,959 average AGI)
1.17% relocated from other states ($5,926 average AGI)
Ray County:

1.17%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, MO  2.24% ($31,057 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.91% ($32,038)
from Lafayette County, MO  0.41% ($22,943)
from Platte County, MO  0.22% ($48,842)
from Johnson County, KS  0.19% ($25,438)
from Carroll County, MO  0.16% ($19,071)
from Clinton County, MO  0.16% ($32,786)


7.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.62% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($25,125 average AGI)
1.45% relocated to other states ($6,852 average AGI)
Ray County:

1.45%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, MO  2.70% ($34,996 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.82% ($30,521)
to Lafayette County, MO  0.44% ($26,158)
to Platte County, MO  0.31% ($32,185)
to Clinton County, MO  0.22% ($28,105)
to Caldwell County, MO  0.16% ($36,214)
to Johnson County, KS  0.12% ($40,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Ray County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Ray County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ray County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ray County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ray County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ray County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ray County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ray County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ray County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,816 (3,117 aged, 699 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 552 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ray County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (376)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (315)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (226)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (193)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (123)
  • Congestive heart failure (120)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (105)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (90)
  • Unspecified dementia (87)
  • Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,804
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 155
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,059

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,087
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,253
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 25

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,047
  • In family households: 19,456 (3,120 male householders, 2,883 female householders)
    4,705 spouses, 6,786 children (5,901 natural, 446 adopted, 419 stepchildren), 479 grandchildren, 215 brothers or sisters, 175 parents, 241 other relatives, 826 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,289 (1,384 male householders (1,044 living alone)), 1,276 female householders (1,114 living alone)), 624 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 297

Size of family households: 3,005 2-persons, 1,091 3-persons, 951 4-persons, 541 5-persons, 219 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,158 1-person, 469 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

3,344 married couples with children.
1,461 single-parent households (467 men, 994 women).

97.9% of residents of Ray speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (91% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $103,584,000 ($4,327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,947,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,073,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,906,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,741,000
Federal grants: $15,664,000
Federal procurement contracts: $776,000 ($14,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,424,000 ($159,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $576,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,272,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,735,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,605
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,135
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +311
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ray County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.46 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Ray County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 1502014 or later
  • 1462010 to 2013
  • 1,0852000 to 2009
  • 1,4371990 to 1999
  • 1,0651980 to 1989
  • 2,1371970 to 1979
  • 1,1201960 to 1969
  • 9551950 to 1959
  • 4321940 to 1949
  • 1,4871939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ray County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ray County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 161 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 333 rooms
  • 5174 rooms
  • 1,4925 rooms
  • 1,6286 rooms
  • 1,2137 rooms
  • 7778 rooms
  • 9539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ray County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 591 room
  • 1212 rooms
  • 1893 rooms
  • 5514 rooms
  • 3985 rooms
  • 2856 rooms
  • 2177 rooms
  • 1098 rooms
  • 609+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ray County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ray County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 16no bedroom
  • 1531 bedroom
  • 1,1742 bedrooms
  • 3,7193 bedrooms
  • 1,1984 bedrooms
  • 3775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ray County, Missouri Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 58no bedroom
  • 3441 bedroom
  • 7762 bedrooms
  • 4933 bedrooms
  • 3154 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ray County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ray County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 157no vehicle
  • 1,1371 vehicle
  • 2,5702 vehicles
  • 1,8403 vehicles
  • 7174 vehicles
  • 3045+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ray County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Ray County population
  • 435no vehicle
  • 5721 vehicle
  • 5732 vehicles
  • 1803 vehicles
  • 2074 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles

86.3% of Ray County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Missouri.

Ray County:

86.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17,186
  • Other state: 5,484
  • Northeast: 192
  • Midwest: 2,743
  • South: 1,397
  • West: 1,157
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ray County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 32.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.9%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 7.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.3%Utility gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 18.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 204
Here:

8.2%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

3.3%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 95
Here:

13.5%
Missouri:

24.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ray County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $69,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,854,000
    Regular Highways: $1,551,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,118,000
    Police Protection: $738,000
    General - Other: $600,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $508,000
    Central Staff Services: $485,000
    Financial Administration: $466,000
    Health - Other: $425,000
    General Public Buildings: $103,000
    Libraries: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $607,000
    General - Other: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,169,000

Ray County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,854,000
    All Other: $793,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $93,000
    Interest Earnings: $61,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $893,000
    Highways: $867,000
    Health and Hospitals: $246,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,484,000
    Property: $953,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $189,000

Ray County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,145,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,795,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $350,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 298
  • Number of aged recipients: 12
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 286
  • Number of recipients under 18: 56
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 210
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 32
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 117
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 135
Ray County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Ray County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Ray County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary28280.3 years
William27775.9 years
James27573.5 years
John26474.0 years
Charles20974.3 years
Robert19171.0 years
George15977.5 years
Helen10878.8 years
Dorothy9178.4 years
Donald8264.9 years
Most common last names in Ray County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13575.9 years
Odell12379.7 years
Williams10375.7 years
Brown9478.1 years
Clevenger9078.8 years
Thompson6678.0 years
Davis6377.1 years
Jones5777.9 years
Johnson5477.0 years
Wilson5379.3 years
Businesses in Ray County, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Applebee's1Pizza Hut2
Arby's1SONIC Drive-In3
AutoZone1Sears1
Blockbuster1Subway5
Burger King1Super 81
Chevrolet1T-Mobile1
Curves2Taco Bell2
FedEx2True Value1
Ford2U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS2
KFC2Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart2

Ray County on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"