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City of Raymore, Missouri
Official seal of City of Raymore, Missouri
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
 • 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)
Jason Boehner ♦ (Ward 3)
Sonja Abdelgawad ♦
(Ward 4)
Charlene Hubach ♦ (Ward 4)
 • 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.


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


The current 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).


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]


2010 census[edit]

As of the census[8] 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.


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:


  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. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html

External links[edit]

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Daily Mail

Curbed National
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:54:24 -0800

In a pretty dark turn, the homeowners association in her family's neighborhood in Raymore, Missouri intervened, but three cheers for internet outrage! The upstanding members of the Stone Gate Homeowner's Association have, after about a week of hot ...

KMBC Kansas City

KMBC Kansas City
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:02:05 -0700

The bodies of two women were found in barrels on Robinson's Linn County farm in June 2000, and three more bodies were found in Raymore, Missouri, days later. Evidence showed that Robinson was a slave master to some of the women. Robinson was ...

Mason City Globe Gazette

Mason City Globe Gazette
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 02:49:02 -0700

Larry Dobson of Raymore, Missouri, vice president of the Missouri Bluebird Society and an award-winning bluebird photographer, will speak on "The Resurgence of the Eastern Bluebird." The afternoon Martin program will feature Tim Millard, of Lockridge ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:36:05 -0800

The homeowners group in the suburb of Raymore initially rejected the Ella Joe Schultz's Make-A-Wish Foundation request to have a 'barn-style' playhouse built in her backyard. Ella, six, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is suffering side-effects fro ...

921News (press release) (blog)

921News (press release) (blog)
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:01:16 -0800

... is survived by two sons, Brad Wayland and wife Micki of Raymore, Missouri and Tim Wayland and wife Sharon of Olathe, Kansas; one daughter, Victoria Peterson and husband Russell of San Angelo, Texas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:25:19 -0800

The parents of a young girl with leukemia who want to build their daughter an outdoor playhouse have been blocked by their homeowners association. Pete and Jennifer Schultz, who live in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raymore, say they need the ...
PR Web (press release)
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Based in Raymore, Missouri, Penny Pinchin' Mom is a coupon blog site designed to help shoppers save money and budget more effectively through the use of coupons on groceries and other household items. Penny Pinchin' Mom was started by Tracie ...
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:52:30 -0800

Doris (Bryant) Ramey, 89, Raymore, Missouri died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at a healthcare facility in Independence, Missouri. Doris (Bryant) Ramey, 89, Raymore, Missouri died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at a healthcare facility in Independence, Missouri.

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