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Ray, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Ray had a population of 704 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ray is located at latitude 48.3363 and longitude -103.1733 in Williams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ray (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Williams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,277 feet.

The City of Ray (GNIS ID: 1036231) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Ray, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 704
Population in Households 698
Population in Familes 564
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 531
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $71,210
Average Household Income $97,985
Per Capita Income $42,564


Total Housing Units 398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $196,934
Average Home Value $311,396


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.12% 4.94%
Households 2.6% 5.04%
Families 3.93% 4.79%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Ray, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ray to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 79th
Population Density # 152 62nd
Diversity Index # 103 74th
Median Household Income # 81 80th
Per Capita Income # 44 89th

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