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Raytown, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Raytown had a population of 30,266 as of July 1, 2017. Raytown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Raytown is located at latitude 38.9951 and longitude -94.465 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Raytown (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Raytown (GNIS ID: 2396329) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Raytown is located within Township of Brooking, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raytown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raytown: Ray.

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Raytown, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,266
Daytime Population: Workers 9,473
Daytime Population: Residents 15,223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,696
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 29,716
Population in Familes 23,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 550
Population Density2 3,048
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $51,697
Average Household Income $62,416
Per Capita Income $25,819


Total Housing Units 13,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,523 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,793 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,336 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $110,618
Average Home Value $122,213


Total Households 12,316
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,743
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.43%
Households 0.24% 0.38%
Families 0.08% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Raytown, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raytown to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 98th
Population Density # 67 94th
Diversity Index # 34 97th
Median Household Income # 314 70th
Per Capita Income # 290 72nd

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