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Ray is a city in Williams County, in the Williston metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Ray. For links to other places called Ray, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ray is 48.341N. The longitude is -103.162W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,274 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 534.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ray demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Williams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58849 ZIP code.
24% of Ray residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ray ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ray was $16,064, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Ray residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ray, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $158. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $531.
Williams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ray political report.
The average commute time for Ray workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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