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Welcome to Wray ...

The city of Wray is located in Yuma County and is the County Seat for Yuma County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wray has a population of 2,367 people<1> (see below for details).

Wray was incorporated June 22, 1906.

The community of Wray is 3,530 feet [1,076 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Wray is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Wray lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Wray (for example, toward Stratton (NE)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Wray: (970)

The ZIP code for Wray: 80758<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wray had a population of 2,342 people (which is 23.32% of the total population of Yuma County). This makes Wray the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wray represents 0.05% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,342 people, the population of Wray increased 7.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,187 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wray had an population of 2,367 people. This is an increase of 1.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.23% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wray.

Communities near Wray ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Eckley   [Map]   259   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hyde - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Idalia   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Laird   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vernon   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Yuma   [Map]   3,511   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wray.

Communities Also Named Wray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wray - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wray.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wray. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wray. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wray. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wray:

Websites for Wray ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wray ...

Looking for more information about Wray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wray.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wray. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wray.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wray). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Wray. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wray) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wray. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0779, Longitude: -102.2276     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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