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City of Raymore, Missouri
City
Official seal of City of Raymore, Missouri
Seal
Nickname(s): "The Garden Spot of the State"
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 38°48′15″N 94°27′42″W / 38.80417°N 94.46167°W / 38.80417; -94.46167Coordinates: 38°48′15″N 94°27′42″W / 38.80417°N 94.46167°W / 38.80417; -94.46167
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Founded 1874
Incorporated 1877
Government
 • Mayor Peter Kerckhoff
 • City Council Jeffrey Stevens ♦ (Ward 1)
Kevin Kellogg ♦ (Ward 1)
Derek Moorhead ♦ (Ward 2)
Joseph Burke III ♦ (Ward 2)
Jay Holman ♦ (Ward 3)
Kevin Barber ♦ (Ward 3)
Sonja Abdelgawad ♦
(Ward 4)
Charlene Hubach ♦ (Ward 4)
Area[1]
 • Total 17.75 sq mi (45.97 km2)
 • Land 17.58 sq mi (45.53 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation 1,094 ft (333 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 19,206
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 19,754
 • Density 1,092.5/sq mi (421.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64083
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-60752[4]
GNIS feature ID 0725135[5]
Website http://www.raymore.com

Raymore is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States, within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Raymore is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Missouri. The population was 19,206 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Raymore was named for two railroad men, of the surnames Ray and Moore.[6]

Government[edit]

The current[when?] mayor is Peter Kerckhoff. The Raymore City Hall is located at 100 Municipal Circle, just south of Missouri Route 58. On September 9, 2014, Jim Feuerborn was administered his oath of office to serve as Raymore's City Manager (after previously serving as the City's Acting City Manager since June, and the City's Assistant City Manager prior to that).

Geography[edit]

Raymore is located at 38°48′15″N 94°27′42″W / 38.80417°N 94.46167°W / 38.80417; -94.46167.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.75 square miles (45.97 km2), of which, 17.58 square miles (45.53 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 83
1900 271
1910 218 −19.6%
1920 182 −16.5%
1930 222 22.0%
1940 207 −6.8%
1950 208 0.5%
1960 268 28.8%
1970 587 119.0%
1980 3,154 437.3%
1990 5,592 77.3%
2000 11,146 99.3%
2010 19,206 72.3%
Est. 2014 19,963 [8] 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 19,206 people and 7,001 households residing in the city. The population density was 1115.0 people per square mile (384.4/km²). There were 7,421 housing units at an average density of 418.1 per square mile (384.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% White, 7.8% African American, 0.8% Asian, and 0.4% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest data for incorporated cities in Missouri, Raymore's estimated population, as of July 1, 2013, is 19,754 residents.

There were 7,001 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 20, 4.1% from 20 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.5 years. Females comprised 52.1% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $74,597, according to the City's Economic Development department.

Education[edit]

Raymore is the strongest contributor to the Raymore-Peculiar school districts, which also includes students from the surrounding areas of Lee's Summit, Peculiar, and unincorporated Cass County.

Elementary schools (K–4):

  • Raymore
  • Shull
  • Peculiar
  • Timber Creek
  • Stonegate
  • Creekmoor

Intermediate schools (5–6):

  • Eagle Glen
  • Bridle Ridge

Middle schools (7–8):

  • Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School

Secondary school (10–12):

Private schools:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 272. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html

External links[edit]


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