Raytown, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Raytown, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Raytown had a population of 30,457 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.0086 and longitude -94.4636 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raytown: Ray.

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Raytown, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 30,457
Population in Households 29,897
Population in Familes 23,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 560
Population Density2 3,068
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $52,381
Average Household Income $63,925
Per Capita Income $26,396


Total Housing Units 13,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,301 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,069 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,220 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $112,850
Average Home Value $125,407


Total Households 12,371
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 7,813
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.42%
Households 0.26% 0.33%
Families 0.18% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 32 97th
Median Household Income # 331 68th
Per Capita Income # 315 70th

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