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Ray City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Ray City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Berrien County at latitude 31.0757 and longitude -83.1969. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ray City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ray City, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ray City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ray City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ray City: Rays Mill, Rays Mills, Rays Pond.

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Ray City, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,141
Population in Households 1,135
Population in Familes 944
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,280
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 426
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $92,014
Average Home Value $100,173


Median Household Income $37,278
Average Household Income $44,827
Per Capita Income $16,561
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.08% 0.66%
Households 1.02% 0.65%
Families 2.13% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ray City, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ray City to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 344 45th
Population Density1 # 108 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 496 21st
Median Household Income # 308 51st
Per Capita Income # 402 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.