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RAY COUNTY MISSOURI

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Roughly 80 percent of the residents own their homes, enjoying the country lifestyle and easy commute to the Kansas City area. Richmond is the County Seat and largest city with highways funneling through to provide quick access to its borders. Businesses have been developing here due to its low cost of labor, building materials and available land.

Estimated Total Population    23,354
18 and over    16,921
Median age    37.1
Increase from 1990    6.30%
Largest City    Richmond
Estimated population of city    6,116
Total Housing Units    9,371
Median value    $81,000
Total Households    8,743
Family households    6,540
Average household    size 2.63
Average family size    3.07
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 15,165
High-school graduate    6,962
Some college, no degree    2,894
Associate's degree    533
Bachelor's degree    1,142
Graduate or professional degree    502
Percent graduated high school    79.30%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    10.80%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    17,726
In labor force    11,632
Commuting to work    10,829
TOP EMPLOYERS   
Orbseal Inc., Wal-Mart, Shirkey Leisure Acres, Ray County Memorial Hospital, Richmond R-XVI, Hunt Midwest/Green Quarries
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    2,466
Service    1,627
Sales and office    2,570
Construction, extraction, maintenance    1,538
Production, transportation    2,687
Median Household Income   $41,886
Median Family Income   $49,192
Land Area (square miles)   569
Persons per square mile)   41.00
County Seat    Richmond
County Government Info   
Presiding Commissioner—Jeff Adams
100 W. Main St.
Richmond, MO 64085
Tel: 816.776.4507
Fax: 816.776.4512
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri Office of the Secretary of State

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