Ray County, Missouri

county in Missouri, United States

Ray County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,494.[1] Its county seat is Richmond.[2]

Ray County
Ray County Courthouse
Ray County Courthouse
Map of Missouri highlighting Ray County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°21′N 93°59′W / 39.35°N 93.99°W / 39.35; -93.99
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedNovember 16, 1820
Named forJohn Ray, Missouri state legislator
Largest cityRichmond
 • Total574 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Land569 sq mi (1,470 km2)
 • Water5.1 sq mi (13 km2)  0.9%
 • Total23,494
 • Estimate 
 • Density41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district5th


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.