Ray County, Missouri Population 2021

Ray County, Missouri's estimated population is 23,164 with a growth rate of 0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ray County, Missouri is the 49th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 23,517 and has seen a growth of -1.50% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,164730.32%
202023,091730.32%
201923,018730.32%
201822,945680.30%
201722,8771360.60%
201622,741-52-0.23%
201522,793-143-0.62%
201422,936-128-0.55%
201323,064-17-0.07%
201223,081-265-1.14%
201123,346-171-0.73%
201023,5171,5467.04%
199021,9715932.77%
198021,3783,77921.47%
197017,5991,5249.48%
196016,0751430.90%
195015,932-2,652-14.27%
194018,584-1,262-6.36%
193019,846-662-3.23%
192020,508-943-4.40%
191021,451-3,354-13.52%
190024,8055902.44%
189024,2154,02519.94%
188020,1901,4907.97%
187018,7004,60832.70%
186014,0923,71935.85%
185010,3733,82058.29%
18406,5533,896146.63%
18302,6570.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.32% (73)
County Website
Founded
November 16, 1820
County Seat
2010 Population
23,517
Growth Since 2010
-1.50% (-353)
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Ray County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,92495.84%
Two or More Races4541.98%
Black or African American3081.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1180.52%
Asian440.19%
Some Other Race260.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
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Ray County, Missouri Population by Race

Ray County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Ray County, Missouri Median Age

42.2


Total

41.3


Male

43.4


Female

Ray County, Missouri Adults

There are 17,659 adults, (4,108 of whom are seniors) in Ray County, Missouri.

Ray County, Missouri Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ray County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

11,599

50.71%

Male

11,276

49.29%

Ray County, Missouri Population by Age

Ray County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ray County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Female63%37%
All78.5%21.5%
Male87.8%12.2%
Married89.5%10.5%

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ray County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8682.5578.5
Married5,0553.0889.5
Non Family2,5961.259.9
Female7483.4363
Male4692.8987.8

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Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Ray County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4953.12%
9th to 12th Grade1,3908.76%
High School Graduate7,14945.07%
Some College3,46721.86%
Associates Degree1,0416.56%
Bachelors Degree1,64710.38%
Graduate Degree6724.24%
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Ray County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ray County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,15413,3612,204
Hispanic24722420
Black19313511
2+ Races17316337
Native American756821
Asian403628

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.00%.

Ray County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,810$50,310$29,957
Less Than 9th Grade$32,188$42,719$16,587
High School Graduate$35,871$50,013$26,814
Some College$36,311$52,188$29,230
Bachelors Degree$47,339$58,516$41,935
Graduate Degree$54,575$59,519$51,250

$38,810

Average Earnings

$50,310

Average Male

$29,957

Average Female

Ray County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ray County, Missouri Language by Age

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Ray County, Missouri Language

97.64% of Ray County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Ray County, Missouri Language

Ray County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,1562,45011.58%
Black29114048.11%
Multiple4427216.29%
Hispanic561152.67%
Native11365.31%

11.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.43%

Male Poverty Rate

13.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ray County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ray County, Missouri is Black, with 48.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ray County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 2.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.44%.

Ray County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.00%
High School9.27%
Some College8.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%

Ray County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed27.88%
Female Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed9.53%
Male Employed4.04%

Ray County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ray County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,957$74,020
Families$76,799$84,937
Married Families$85,576$92,168
Non Families$28,816$43,301
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Income by Household Type

Ray County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ray County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Ray County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ray County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Ray County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,690

Number of Veterans

1,645

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam693
Second Gulf War261
First Gulf War260
Korea127
World War II38

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74499
55 to 64423
75+301
35 to 54297
18 to 34170

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6459.64%
2+ Races3817.84%
Native American77.53%
Hispanic10.29%

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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6.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ray County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Ray County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Ray County, Missouri Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.33%

Born in Ray County, Missouri

99.24%

Native Born

0.76%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.24% of Ray County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 75.33% having been born in Missouri. 0.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ray County, Missouri Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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