Ray County MO Information


Ray County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 23,397
Daytime Population: Workers 5,002
Daytime Population: Residents 12,667
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 23,086
Population in Familes 19,598
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,706
Average Household Income $67,876
Per Capita Income $25,899


Total Housing Units 10,042 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,687 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,146 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,209 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $145,842
Average Home Value $189,599


Total Households 8,833
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 6,416
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 -0.06% -0.23%
Households -0.19% -0.32%
Families -0.31% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.25%


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, 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 # 50 57th
Population Density # 46 61st
Diversity Index # 53 55th
Median Household Income # 12 90th
Per Capita Income # 19 84th

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