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Ray County, Missouri

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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%
 • Total23,158
 • Density40/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Ray County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 23,158.[1] Its county seat is Richmond.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Ray County, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.