Raymore, Missouri

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City of Raymore, Missouri
Nickname(s): 
Come home to more
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
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyCass
Founded1874
Incorporated1877
Government
 • MayorKris Turnbow
 • City CouncilWard 1
Reginald Townsend
Kevin Kellogg

Ward 2
Tom Circo
Joseph Burke III

Ward 3
Jay Holman
Kevin Barber*

Ward 4
Sonja Abdelgawad
John Berendzen

*mayor pro tempore
Area
 • Total17.75 sq mi (45.97 km2)
 • Land17.58 sq mi (45.53 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation
1,094 ft (333 m)
Population
 • Total19,206
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
21,784
 • Density1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64083
Area code(s)816
FIPS code29-60752[4]
GNIS feature ID0725135[5]
Websitehttp://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 platted in 1874.[6] The name Raymore is an amalgamation of the surnames of two railroad men, Ray and Moore.[7] A post office called Raymore has been in operation since 1872.[8]

The Watkins Family Farm Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[9]

Government[edit]

The City of Raymore follows a City Council-Manager style of government. The mayor is Kristofer P. Turnbow. 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). The Raymore City Hall is located at 100 Municipal Circle, just south of Missouri Route 58.

Geography[edit]

Raymore is located at 38°48′15″N 94°27′42″W / 38.80417°N 94.46167°W / 38.80417; -94.46167.[10]

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.
188083
1900271
1910218−19.6%
1920182−16.5%
193022222.0%
1940207−6.8%
19502080.5%
196026828.8%
1970587119.0%
19803,154437.3%
19905,59277.3%
200011,14699.3%
201019,20672.3%
Est. 201821,784[3]13.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[12] 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.

Economy[edit]

Largest employers[edit]

According to the City's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[13] the largest employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Raymore-Peculiar School District 344
2 Wal-Mart 336
3 Foxwood Springs 317
4 Sam's Club 165
5 Cosentino's Price Chopper 159
6 Lowe's Home Improvement 137
7 Rehabilitation Center of Raymore 113
8 City of Raymore 101
9 Golden Corral 80
10 Minsky's Pizza 26

Education[edit]

Public education in Raymore is administered by Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District.[14]

Raymore has a public library, the Raymore Branch library.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  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. ^ "Cass County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 272.
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved Aug 29, 2018.
  12. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html
  13. ^ "City of Raymore, Missouri Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2015" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "Homepage". Raymore-Peculiar R-Ii School District. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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