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Welcome to Ray ...

The city of Ray is located in Williams County<1>.

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.

  • Tioga [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
    • Tioga [Williams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Ray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,339 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<6>
  • Epping [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
    • Epping [Williams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Ray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<6>
  • White Earth [Mountrail County]
  • Springbrook [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
    • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wheelock [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
      • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Ray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
    • Corinth [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Ray
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Hamlet [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Ray
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • McGregor [Williams County]
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Ray
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<6>

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 ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ray. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Williams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ray.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ray) 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 Ray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3414, Longitude: -103.1632       In this case, the coordinates for Ray have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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