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Ray, North Dakota
Welcome to Ray ...
The location of Ray has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ray has a population of 901 people<3> (see below for details).
Ray was established in 1902.
The community of Ray is 2,270 feet [692 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Ray is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Ray lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Ray (for example, toward Bainville (MT)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).
The area code for Ray: (701)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ray had an population of 901 people. This is an increase of 52.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 68.73% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ray had a population of 592 people. This makes Ray the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Ray represents 0.09% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 592 people, the population of Ray increased 10.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 534 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ray.
Communities Also Named Ray ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Ray - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ray.
Communities near Ray ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ray.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ray. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ray.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ray. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ray.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ray. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ray.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ray ...
Looking for more information about Ray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ray.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020