Ray County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Ray County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2015 22,810 2,087,471 321,418,820
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 -2.8% 6.6% 8.7%
Median Age, 2014 40.7 36.7 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 568.81 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2014 88.3% 90.8% 86.3%
College Grads, 2014 13.9% 33.6% 29.3%
Labor Force, 2015 11,484 1,118,850 157,833,000
Unemployment Rate, 2015 4% 3.8% 5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 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