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Ray, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Ray Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Coosa County at latitude 32.8892 and longitude -86.0246. Coosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The formal official name is the Ray Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ray, Alabama.

The U5 Census Class Code for Ray indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Ray Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Ray, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 430
Population in Households 430
Population in Familes 366
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $85,119
Average Home Value $104,932


Median Household Income $26,066
Average Household Income $33,007
Per Capita Income $13,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.7% -0.71%
Households -0.49% -0.53%
Families 0.89% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ray, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ray to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 422 27th
Population Density1 # 541 7th
Diversity Index2 # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 521 10th
Per Capita Income # 550 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.