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The Ray Census Designated Place had a population of 421 as of July 1, 2015. Ray ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ray is located at latitude 32.8892 and longitude -86.0246 in Coosa County. 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. Coosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Ray Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582695) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ray Census Designated Place is located within Rockford Division of Coosa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Ray, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 421
Population in Households 421
Population in Familes 358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 51
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $109,615


Median Household Income $24,662
Average Household Income $34,741
Per Capita Income $14,455
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.97% -0.82%
Households -0.79% -0.65%
Families 0.0% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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, 2015 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 # 423 27th
Population Density1 # 541 7th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 549 5th
Per Capita Income # 543 6th

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