Ray County , Missouri

Ray County: County in Missouri, United States

Ray County locator map
Location of Ray County on Missouri map.

About

Ray County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,494 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 22,915 inhabitants. Its county seat is Richmond. The county was created 201 years ago in 1819.

Map of Missouri highlighting Ray County locator map image
Map of Missouri highlighting Ray County
Map of Missouri highlighting Ray County locator map image

Geography

Ray County is located at 39°21'9"N 93°59'24"W (39.3524100, -93.9898800). It has 2 neighbors: Caldwell County and Clinton County.

Ray County map

The largest city of Ray County is Richmond with a population of 5,603. Other cities include, Lawson population 2,402, Albany population 1,650, Orrick population 800 and Wood Heights population 700. See all Ray County cities & populated places.

Weather

Ray County forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. more

Ray County Quick Facts

Population : 22,915 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Area : 1486 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : John Ray
Altitude : 778 feet / 237 meters
Capital : Richmond
Establishment : January 01, 1820
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:44:32 (19th October 2021)
Density : 15 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.53% (2010-2020)
Weather : 66℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather

Ray County has 2 neighbours.

  • Richmond

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Ray County decreased by 2.53% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,494 - census
2011 23,346 -0.63% estimation process
2012 23,081 -1.15% estimation process
2013 23,064 -0.07% estimation process
2014 22,936 -0.56% estimation process
2015 22,793 -0.63% estimation process
2016 22,741 -0.23% estimation process
2017 22,877 0.59% estimation process
2018 22,945 0.3% estimation process
2019 23,018 0.32% estimation process
2020 22,915 -0.45% estimation process

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People born in Ray County (3)

People born in Ray County, including politician Forrest Smith, outlaw Robert Ford, outlaw Charles Ford, you can see a list of people who born in Ray County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Ray County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Ray County.

City Name Population Title
Richmond 5,603 City in Missouri, United States
Lawson 2,402 City in Ray County, Missouri, United States
Albany 1,650 City in Missouri
Orrick 800 City in Missouri, United States
Wood Heights 700 City in Ray County, Missouri, United States
Hardin 531 City in Ray County, Missouri, United States
Henrietta 355 City in Missouri
Crystal Lakes 352 City in Ray County, Missouri, United States
Homestead 184 Human settlement in Ray County, Missouri, United States of America
Camden 173 City in Missouri, United States
Excelsior Estates 146 Human settlement in Missouri, United States of America
Fleming 128 City in Ray County, Missouri, United States
Elmira 52 Human settlement in Ray County, Missouri, United States of America

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