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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    C+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    C
Ray County is located in Missouri with a population of 22,825. In Ray County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Ray County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ray County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$725
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    384.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    780.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,342.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Ray County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,857
National
$55,322

Ray County Reviews

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This town has a lot of fast food places such as Taco Bell and McDonald's, but it doesn't have a lot of good sit down restaurants. There are a lot of small grocery stores but there is a Walmart, but most townspeople go to the neighboring town to shop.
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No popular restaurants, just popular fast food. Not a lot of places for a nice dinner out except for a locally owned restaurant that is not open a lot of the time. Not a lot to do for nightlife such as bars
There are a lot of skate parks and parks, but they are usually where drug/gangs hangout. Adding a community center will be good where kids can go and play and be safe.