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Wray, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Wray had a population of 2,479 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wray is located at latitude 40.08 and longitude -102.2286 in Yuma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wray (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yuma County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,563 feet.

The City of Wray (GNIS ID: 2412310) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wray is located within Wray Division of Yuma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wray, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,479
Daytime Population: Workers 1,686
Daytime Population: Residents 1,104
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,790
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 2,305
Population in Familes 1,860
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density2 721
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $41,592
Average Household Income $56,509
Per Capita Income $22,862


Total Housing Units 1,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 621 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $147,481
Average Home Value $169,847


Total Households 953
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 597
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.13%
Households 0.17% 0.08%
Families 0.52% 0.03%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Wray, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wray to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 152 67th
Population Density # 238 48th
Diversity Index # 164 64th
Median Household Income # 349 24th
Per Capita Income # 365 21st

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