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Location of Raytown, Missouri

Raytown is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,388. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MO county maps by Catbar. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is commonly thought to be the setting of the comedy TV series Mama's Family. Vicki Lawrence as Mama Harper. ...

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History

The area where Raytown now lies was added to the state of Missouri at a cost of $800 by a treaty signed in 1826. Jackson County, named after President Andrew Jackson, was formed in 1827. A large area of the county, Township 49, was accidentally not offered for sale when the other townships were, and so was called "The Lost Township". People moved into the township and squatted until the township was surveyed and the land sold in 1843. Jackson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Order: 7th President Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1829-1832) Martin Van Buren (1833-1837) Term of office: March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1837 Preceded by: John Quincy Adams Succeeded by: Martin Van Buren Date of birth: March 15, 1767 Place of birth: Waxhaws area of North Carolina Date of... The word squat has different meanings: Squatting is also a term for inhabiting unused land without title, especially in a city. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Rice-Tremonti Home, which still stands in Raytown today, was built on the Santa Fe Trail in 1844 by Archibald Rice and his family. The Santa Fe Trail was an important route in the western United States, leading from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


William Ray established a blacksmith shop on the Santa Fe Trail in Jackson County in about 1848. Blacksmith Blacksmith at work Blacksmith at work Blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is an artisan specializing in the hand-wrought manufacture of metal objects, such as wrought iron gates, grills, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, weapons, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils and tools. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1860, residents of Jackson County petitioned the county for a better road to connect southern Jackson County with Independence in northern Jackson County. The result was Raytown Road, which led north from High Grove Road, crossed the Little Blue River at the "rockford" (now apparently inundated by Longview Lake) and joined the Santa Fe trail at William Ray's blacksmith shop. Many portions of the original Raytown Road still are used today. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


The settlement around the blacksmith shop was known first as "Ray's Town" and later as "Raytown".


There is now a historical marker in Raytown at the corner of 63rd Street and Raytown Road showing the location of William Ray's shop.


Source: History of Raytown


Geography

Raytown is located at 38°59'42" North, 94°27'56" West (38.994873, -94.465444)1. Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.7 km² (9.9 mi²). 25.7 km² (9.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.30% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 30,388 people, 12,855 households, and 8,304 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,183.9/km² (3,065.9/mi²). There are 13,309 housing units at an average density of 518.5/km² (1,342.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.22% White, 11.74% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 2.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 12,855 households out of which 27.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% are non-families. 30.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.88. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $41,949, and the median income for a family is $50,952. Males have a median income of $33,828 versus $26,745 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,634. 5.0% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.0% of those under the age of 18 and 2.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Encyclopedia: Raytown, Missouri (2730 words)
Raytown is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri.
The area where Raytown now lies was added to the state of Missouri at a cost of $800 by a treaty signed in 1826.
Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital.
Raytown Quality Schools (215 words)
Several delegates from Raytown Quality Schools PTA units attended the 90th Annual Missouri PTA Convention this past weekend in Springfield, Mo. Several units received state or regional awards and local member Mary Oyler was installed as the president-elect for the state organization.
The offices are currently divided between three buildings: one at 10500 E 60th Terr., one at 10508 E 60th Terr., and the west wing of the Raytown Educational Center.
Raytown Quality Schools is seeking nominations of possible honorees of the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame.
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