Rayville, Missouri

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Population in 2012: 219 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 121  (55.4%)
Females: 98  (44.6%)
Median resident age:

54.2 years
Missouri median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 64084.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-655,451,051 (it was $32,750 in 2000)
Rayville $-655,451,051
MO $64,811

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $10,652 (it was $12,769 in 2000)

Rayville village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $55,910 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Rayville:

$55,910
MO:

$221,200

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $53,559; detached houses: $53,746
March 2022 cost of living index in Rayville: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 26.0%

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According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rayville, Missouri as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rayville is 69 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (38.2%), Irish (23.0%), English (5.9%), United States (4.9%), French (4.4%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 975 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 898 people per square mile   (low).

Rayville, Missouri map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Rayville village:

1.0% ($268)
Missouri:

1.0% ($851)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Independence, MO (26.1 miles , pop. 113,288).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (32.4 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (376.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wood Heights, MO (2.3 miles ),
Woods Heights, MO (2.4 miles ),
Crystal Lakes, MO (2.5 miles ),
Richmond, MO (2.6 miles ),
Homestead, MO (2.7 miles),
Excelsior Estates, MO (2.9 miles ),
Excelsior Springs, MO (3.0 miles ),
Lawson, MO (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.35 N, Longitude: 94.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 816

Distribution of median household income in Rayville, MO in 2022
Distribution of house value in Rayville, MO in 2022
Rayville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
Missouri:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+20.0%).
Most common industries in Rayville, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.8%)
  • Chemicals (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.5%)
  • Truck transportation (12.5%)
  • Chemicals (10.0%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (7.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.0%)
  • Paper (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (35.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (14.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (14.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.9%)
  • Rail transportation (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Rayville, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (30.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (20.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)

Average climate in Rayville, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.32
U.S.:

5.11
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 34.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 5.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.66
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Rayville-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Rayville village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the village center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rayville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 447% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 255.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 302.8 miles away from Rayville center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 240.6 miles away from Rayville center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 338.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 276.4 miles away from Rayville 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 288.5 miles away from Rayville 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 Ray County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 19, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rayville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rayville:

  • SHIRKEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RICHMOND, MO)
  • RAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; RICHMOND, MO)
  • FMC -LETHOLT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; RICHMOND, MO)
  • ROYAL CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • VALLEY MANOR AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rayville:

  • Grantham University (about 33 miles; Kansas City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,385)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 35 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)
  • Park University (about 35 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Rockhurst University (about 35 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 36 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 40 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Wright Career College (about 44 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Points of interest:

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

3.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

79.4%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Rayville:

Marital status in Rayville, MO
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 20.4%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Rayville:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

1.7
Missouri average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rayville, MO (based on Ray County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,69035
Mainline Protestant1,83913
Catholic2911
Black Protestant2462
Other1812
None14,247-
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: 3
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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
Here:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ray County:

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ray County:

7.4%
Missouri:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Rayville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($59.36)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($45.66)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($22.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($18.26)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($9.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($9.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($18.26)

Rayville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($41.10)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($63.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($22.83)

Rayville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,000 ($159.82)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rayville:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEXS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO; Owner: JEFFCO TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rayville:

  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KMZU (100.7 FM; CARROLLTON, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRLI (103.9 FM; MALTA BEND, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rayville:

  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 47.5mTotal length
  • $884,000Total costs
  • 34,463Total average daily traffic
  • 2,884Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Rayville, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61990-1999
  • 52010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rayville, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rayville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • VIBBARD STANDPIPE, 15116-15839 Hwy M (Lat: 39.369444 Lon: -94.144917), Type: Upole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WGZ733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2011, Expiration Date: 03/27/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2021, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S Pflumm Rd, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

  • KNOXVILLE BPS, Knoxville Bps - 176th St And Wildlife Rd Intersection (Lat: 39.410056 Lon: -94.042444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WNQJ909,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2014, Expiration Date: 09/21/2024, Registrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service, Inc., 812 South 10th Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rayville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 92307, N92307, N-92307, Serial Number: 17261558, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/23/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2017
    Registrant (Individual): R Arthur Gentry, 14689 Woods Ln, Rayville, MO 64084

Most common first names in Rayville, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1074.6 years
James1076.1 years
George1082.3 years
Robert969.8 years
Charles865.1 years
Mary881.6 years
Clarence669.0 years
William669.9 years
Larry447.0 years
Harold472.3 years
Most common last names in Rayville, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hartman779.1 years
Mcgaugh782.6 years
King664.7 years
Brown582.6 years
Hankins575.4 years
Mcginnis571.4 years
Odell581.6 years
Swafford587.2 years
Fields481.3 years
Harris474.3 years
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rayville, MO
  • 63.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.9%Electricity


Rayville compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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