Ray County is located in northwest Missouri. The County Seat is Richmond and the largest city is Richmond . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/ray-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 22,949 and the 2010 census population was 23,494. The land area is 568.81 square miles and there are 41.3 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,600, there are 8,735 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,549, the median household income is $52,698, and 11.6% of the persons in Ray County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,766. Retail sales (in $1000) were $141,668, and sales per capita were $6,023. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.1%.
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