Ray County

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Ray County, Missouri

100 W Main St County Courthouse
Richmond, MO 64085
Phone: (816) 776-4502
Fax: (816) 776-4512

In west-central MO, northeast of Kansas City; organized Nov 16, 1820 (prior to statehood) from Howard County. Name Origin: For John Ray, a MO legislator when the county was named

Area (sq mi):: 573.57 (land 569.47; water 4.11) Population per square mile: 42.30
Population 2005: 24,101 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 6.30% Population 2000: 23,354 (White 95.80%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,685; median household $41,886; Population below poverty level: 6.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,813-$25,286
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 32.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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