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Ray, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Ray had a population of 745 as of July 1, 2017. Ray ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ray, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 745
Daytime Population: Workers 259
Daytime Population: Residents 551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 562
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $69,987
Average Household Income $105,553
Per Capita Income $45,167


Total Housing Units 432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $184,167
Average Home Value $284,332


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 235
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.22% 6.63%
Households 3.49% 6.67%
Families 5.18% 6.44%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2017 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 # 83 80th
Population Density # 145 64th
Diversity Index # 51 88th
Median Household Income # 77 81st
Per Capita Income # 17 96th

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