Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a motivating factor when selecting which community is the best fit for your family. The rent burden for Raytown is about 18.4% of the average monthly income. Raytown has a median home value of about $97,286 and the median cost of rent is around $926 per month.
Demographics and Values
In Raytown, 12.5% live in poverty, 15.1% have some form of disability, 14.0% do not have health insurance, and 6.6% consider themselves widows. In Raytown, 8.3% of the people are veterans. Out of the total city population, 47.3% are male and 52.7% are female. The median age of Raytown is 39 years old. Raytown has a population density of 1,135 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Raytown consists of 29,211 people. In terms of education, 22.5% have a college degree, 7.9% have a graduate degree, and 33.7% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Raytown is 6.0% Hispanic, 61.0% white, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% other or not specified, 31.7% black, 4.6% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.9% Asian.
An overview of Missouri
In terms of personal well-being, Missouri ranks 41st in healthcare and 28th in quality of life compared to other states. In terms of resources, Missouri has a cost of living index of 88.8, a grocery index rating of 96.6, and a housing index rating of 70.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Residents of Missouri enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 9th in the United States. There are 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 Missouri residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Missouri are Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 37% of Missouri’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 9,001 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 33F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 57F in the month of June. On average, Missouri has an air quality index rating of around 37.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.7 AQI. Missouri experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 6.57 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Missouri is around 3.63 inches. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Missouri
The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of scouring rush, wild grape, dogwood, and poison ivy. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the red fox, the long-tailed weasel, the mule deer, or the cougar. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.