Ray County, Missouri Population 2024

23,199

Ray County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 23,199 with a growth rate of 0.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ray County, Missouri is the 48th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 23,517 and has seen a growth of -1.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,429460.2%
202823,383460.2%
202723,337460.2%
202623,291460.2%
202523,245460.2%
202423,199460.2%
202323,153460.2%
202223,107460.2%
202123,061-68-0.29%
202023,1291050.46%
201923,0241000.44%
201822,924290.13%
201722,8951550.68%
201622,740-59-0.26%
201522,799-140-0.61%
201422,939-126-0.55%
201323,065-16-0.07%
201223,081-264-1.13%
201123,345-172-0.73%
201023,517
199021,9715932.77%
198021,3783,77921.47%
197017,5991,5249.48%
196016,0751430.9%
195015,932-2,652-14.27%
194018,584-1,262-6.36%
193019,846-662-3.23%
192020,508-943-4.4%
191021,451-3,354-13.52%
190024,8055902.44%
189024,2154,02519.94%
188020,1901,4907.97%
187018,7004,60832.7%
186014,0923,71935.85%
185010,3733,82058.29%
18406,5533,896146.63%
18302,657-20,772-88.66%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.2% (46)
County Website
Ray County
County Seat
2010 Population
23,517
Area
569 mi²
Density
41 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.35% (-318)
Founded
November 16, 1820

Ray County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,69293.82%
Two or more races7223.12%
Black or African American2761.19%
Native American2591.12%
Other race1130.49%
Asian580.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ray County, Missouri Population by Race

Ray County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Ray County, Missouri Median Age

42

Total

40.9

Male

42.7

Female

Ray County, Missouri Adults

There are 17,889 adults, (4,293 of whom are seniors) in Ray County, Missouri.

Ray County, Missouri Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ray County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female11,51149.78%
Male11,61150.22%

Ray County, Missouri Population by Age

Ray County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,7732.6178.521.5
Married4,7923.11928
Non Family2,5811.2265.634.4
Female9423.64852
Male4583.1673.826.2
showing: 5 rows

3.06

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ray County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ray County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ray County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 58.57%.

Ray County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,184

Average Earnings

$54,769

Average Male

$36,519

Average Female

Ray County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ray County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ray County, Missouri Language

97.54% of Ray County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Ray County, Missouri Language

Ray County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,2432,57812.14%
Hispanic62711618.5%
Multiple71611215.64%
Native2593312.74%
Black244156.15%
Asian54916.67%
showing: 6 rows

12.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.11%

Male Poverty Rate

14.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ray County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ray County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 18.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ray County, Missouri is Black, with 6.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.3%.

Ray County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.03%
High School10.94%
Some College7.44%
Bachelors or Greater1.93%
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Ray County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.94%
Male Unemployed30.34%
Female Employed10.72%
Male Employed4.67%
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Ray County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ray County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ray County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ray County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ray County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ray County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ray County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,522

Number of Veterans

1,424

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

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Ray County, Missouri Veterans by War

count

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Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Age

count

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Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ray County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ray County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ray County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ray County, Missouri Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.42%

Born in Ray County, Missouri

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Ray County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 75.42% having been born in Missouri. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ray County, Missouri Place of Birth

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