Ray County MO Information


Ray County Subdivisions

Ray County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,789
Population in Households 23,478
Population in Familes 19,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 8,951
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 6,510
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,853 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,098 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,106 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $133,027
Average Home Value $175,576


Median Household Income $52,464
Average Household Income $64,093
Per Capita Income $24,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.04%
Households -0.01% -0.02%
Families -0.13% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ray County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ray County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 50 57th
Population Density1 # 46 61st
Diversity Index2 # 53 54th
Median Household Income # 12 90th
Per Capita Income # 20 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.