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The Ray Census Designated Place had a population of 406 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ray, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 406
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 335
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 406
Population in Familes 344
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 50
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $29,522
Average Household Income $38,019
Per Capita Income $15,618


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $167,096


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.2% -1.42%
Households -1.17% -1.38%
Families -0.54% -1.48%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.79%

Ray, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ray to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 427 27th
Population Density # 542 7th
Diversity Index # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 513 12th
Per Capita Income # 548 6th

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