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Ray County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 23,124 (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: 41 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ray County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Educational, health and social services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ray County, MO (2017)
    • 21,57592.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5682.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3431.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3401.5%Two or more races
    • 1040.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 540.2%Asian alone
    • 290.1%Some other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years
Males: 11,451  (49.5%)
Females: 11,673  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Ray County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,754 ($41,886 in 1999)
This county:

$57,754
Missouri:

$53,578

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $382, upper quartile is $683)
This county:

$524
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,635 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Ray:

$153,635
Missouri:

$156,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,648 - $191,185
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,119
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

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
Ray County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 97 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 1998: 86 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1999: 127 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2017: 42 buildings, average cost: $162,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ray, MO residents
Average permit cost in Ray, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,401 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,216 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Ray, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ray, MO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ray, MO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.1%
Ray County:

14.1%
Missouri:

13.4%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.6% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.9% for American Indian residents, 47.5% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.8 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 26.0 years old, American Indian residents: 60.2 years old, Asian residents: 8.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.6 years old, Other race residents: 29.7 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:

4.1%
Missouri:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Ray, MO
County total employment by year in Ray, MO
County average yearly wages by year in Ray, MO

Current college students: 554
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 231 (93.9% naturalized citizens)

Ray County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 162010 or later
  • 312000 to 2009
  • 541990 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: 8,765
  • One, attached: 63
  • Two: 81
  • 3 or 4: 288
  • 5 to 9: 219
  • 10 to 19: 176
  • 20 or more: 54
  • Mobile homes: 518

Housing units in Ray County with a mortgage: 3,862 (35 second mortgage, 247 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,931

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ray County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ray

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,699 (77.8%)
  • Carpooled: 635 (13.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 52 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 67 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 254 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (18%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Russia (15%)
  • Brazil (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Canada (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ray County


  • American (23%)
  • German (18%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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 $57,796.

7.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Missouri average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.93% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($36,707 average AGI)
1.10% relocated from other states ($13,266 average AGI)
Ray County:

1.10%
Missouri average:

2.68%

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  2.78% ($47,338 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.84% ($46,699)
from Lafayette County, MO  0.31% ($28,519)
from Clinton County, MO  0.29% ($49,480)
from Platte County, MO  0.28% ($78,625)
from Caldwell County, MO  0.24% ($36,762)


6.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Missouri average:

7.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.87% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($32,731 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($7,701 average AGI)
Ray County:

1.11%
Missouri average:

2.80%

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  2.66% ($42,413 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.87% ($35,173)
to Lafayette County, MO  0.35% ($31,800)
to Caldwell County, MO  0.28% ($46,208)
to Platte County, MO  0.24% ($50,429)

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: 23,124
  • In family households: 19,456 (3,144 male householders, 2,860 female householders)
    4,699 spouses, 6,765 children (5,853 natural, 486 adopted, 437 stepchildren), 473 grandchildren, 210 brothers or sisters, 193 parents, 238 other relatives, 859 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,354 (1,419 male householders (1,069 living alone)), 1,284 female householders (1,124 living alone)), 647 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 297

Size of family households: 3,072 2-persons, 1,075 3-persons, 934 4-persons, 501 5-persons, 228 6-persons, 216 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,192 1-person, 481 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

3,317 married couples with children.
1,430 single-parent households (439 men, 991 women).

98.0% of residents of Ray speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 2% 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
  • Year house built in Ray County, Missouri
  • 2672014 or later
  • 1372010 to 2013
  • 1,0642000 to 2009
  • 1,4561990 to 1999
  • 1,0291980 to 1989
  • 2,2401970 to 1979
  • 1,1781960 to 1969
  • 9641950 to 1959
  • 4091940 to 1949
  • 1,4671939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ray County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ray County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ray County, Missouri
  • 161 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 5394 rooms
  • 1,5315 rooms
  • 1,5926 rooms
  • 1,2357 rooms
  • 8088 rooms
  • 9779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ray County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ray County, Missouri
  • 631 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 1933 rooms
  • 5394 rooms
  • 3745 rooms
  • 2956 rooms
  • 2017 rooms
  • 1158 rooms
  • 479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ray County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ray County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ray County, Missouri
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1651 bedroom
  • 1,1752 bedrooms
  • 3,8783 bedrooms
  • 1,1754 bedrooms
  • 3745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ray County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ray County, Missouri
  • 61no bedroom
  • 3331 bedroom
  • 7442 bedrooms
  • 5103 bedrooms
  • 2844 bedrooms
  • 155+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ray County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 150no vehicle
  • 1,1521 vehicle
  • 2,6062 vehicles
  • 1,9073 vehicles
  • 7454 vehicles
  • 3115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ray County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ray County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 427no vehicle
  • 5601 vehicle
  • 5572 vehicles
  • 1763 vehicles
  • 2214 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

86.6% 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:

86.6%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 17,187
  • Other state: 5,511
  • Northeast: 188
  • Midwest: 2,729
  • South: 1,410
  • West: 1,204
Year householders moved into unit in Ray County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ray County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 32.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.2%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Electricity
  • 7.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.2%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 24.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 211
Here:

8.4%
Missouri:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

3.5%
Missouri:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 86
Here:

12.8%
Missouri:

23.4%

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 2013:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,685,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,556,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,304,000
    General - Other: $821,000
    Police Protection: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $430,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
    Sewerage: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,395,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,565,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Rents: $1,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,313,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Highways: $23,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Tax - Other: $1,849,000
    Property: $882,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,209,000

Ray County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,685,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,556,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,304,000
    General - Other: $821,000
    Police Protection: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $430,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
    Sewerage: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,395,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,565,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Rents: $1,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,313,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Highways: $23,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Tax - Other: $1,849,000
    Property: $882,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,209,000

Ray County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,685,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,556,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,304,000
    General - Other: $821,000
    Police Protection: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $430,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
    Sewerage: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,395,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,565,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Rents: $1,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,313,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Highways: $23,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Tax - Other: $1,849,000
    Property: $882,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,209,000

Ray County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,685,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,556,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,304,000
    General - Other: $821,000
    Police Protection: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $430,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
    Sewerage: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,395,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,565,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Rents: $1,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,313,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Highways: $23,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Tax - Other: $1,849,000
    Property: $882,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,209,000

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
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"