Ray County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Ray County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 22,754 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 -4% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 41.5 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 568.81 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 88.7% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 13.8% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 11,357 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.2% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Henkel Corporation
Manufacturing
207
Ray County Memorial Hospital
Healthcare
220
Richmond R-XVI Schools
Education
190
Shirkey Leisure Acres
Nursing home
230
Wal-Mart
Discount retailer
300

Contact Information

Kansas City Area Development Council

  • Tim Cowden, Senior Vice President, Business Development
  • 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 200
  • Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Email: cowden@thinkkc.com
  • Phone: 816.374.5650
  • Website: www.thinkkc.com

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum