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Ray, ND

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Overview


Ray is a tiny city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 706 people and just one neighborhood, Ray is the 94th largest community in North Dakota.

Ray real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Ray house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Ray isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ray are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ray is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ray who work in management occupations (24.29%), office and administrative support (22.22%), and healthcare (8.01%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The overall crime rate in Ray is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ray has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ray a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

As is often the case in a small city, Ray doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The education level of Ray citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.55% of adults 25 and older in Ray have a college degree.

The per capita income in Ray in 2018 was $46,661, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,644 for a family of four. However, Ray contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ray home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ray residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ray include Norwegian, German, Scandinavian, Irish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Ray is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Scandinavian languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 4.8% have Dutch ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Ray are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 80.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 41.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.9%), and 14.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Ray, ND, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Norwegian (39.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (4.8%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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