Last Names RAY

National Statistics

Summary

  • RAY is ranked as the 135th most popular family name in the United States with an estimated population of 201,965.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the last names are more popular.
  • There are 63.34 people named RAY for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is commonly used as either a first or last name. More specifically, it is used as a last name 43% of the time.
  • Based on US Census Bureau data the estimated population of people named RAY is 152,089, the rank is 208 and the proportion per 100k Americans named RAY is 47.74.

Last Names RAY
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 201,965 +/-0.8%
  • National Rank 135
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 63.3

US Census Bureau statistics:

  • Population Estimate 152,089
  • National Rank 208
  • Proportion/100k 47.74

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name RAY is 77.6% White, 1.7% Hispanic origin, 17.1% Black, 1.2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.6% Two or More Races, and 0.8% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name RAY have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name RAY is included in the following name catgories:
  • Not Categorized

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name RAY

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 77.6% 63.9% 13.7%
Hispanic origin 1.7% 16.3% -14.6%
Black 17.1% 12.3% 4.8%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1.2% 4.9% -3.7%
Two or more races 1.6% 1.8% -0.2%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.7% 0.1%

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named RAY is Texas where 23,036 people have this name.
  • Alabama is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named RAY, as 163.11 in every 100,000 Alabamians have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of Florida.
  • Alabama is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is South Dakota (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
South State Statistics Last-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 7,910 163.11 99.9% Arkansas 4,324 145.78 99.9% Delaware 405 43.34 99.5% Dist. of Columbia 481 72.95 99.3% Florida 11,105 55.82 100.0% Georgia 11,507 113.96 99.9% Kentucky 6,365 144.22 99.9% Louisiana 3,751 80.68 99.7% Maryland 2,939 49.17 99.8% Mississippi 4,813 160.75 99.8% North Carolina 12,014 120.82 100.0% Oklahoma 4,275 110.23 99.9% South Carolina 5,299 109.65 99.9% Tennessee 9,723 148.46 99.9% Texas 23,036 85.45 100.0% Virginia 4,209 50.56 99.8% West Virginia 1,637 88.46 99.5%

South States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 7,910 163.11 99.9%
Arkansas 4,324 145.78 99.9%
Delaware 405 43.34 99.5%
Dist. of Columbia 481 72.95 99.3%
Florida 11,105 55.82 100.0%
Georgia 11,507 113.96 99.9%
Kentucky 6,365 144.22 99.9%
Louisiana 3,751 80.68 99.7%
Maryland 2,939 49.17 99.8%
Mississippi 4,813 160.75 99.8%
North Carolina 12,014 120.82 100.0%
Oklahoma 4,275 110.23 99.9%
South Carolina 5,299 109.65 99.9%
Tennessee 9,723 148.46 99.9%
Texas 23,036 85.45 100.0%
Virginia 4,209 50.56 99.8%
West Virginia 1,637 88.46 99.5%
Northeast State Statistics Last-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 691 19.21 99.4% Maine 581 43.65 98.6% Massachusetts 1,703 25.24 99.5% New Hampshire 402 30.28 98.6% New Jersey 2,022 22.63 99.7% New York 5,024 25.44 99.9% Pennsylvania 4,418 34.55 99.9% Rhode Island 355 33.69 98.9% Vermont 169 26.9 98.1%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 691 19.21 99.4%
Maine 581 43.65 98.6%
Massachusetts 1,703 25.24 99.5%
New Hampshire 402 30.28 98.6%
New Jersey 2,022 22.63 99.7%
New York 5,024 25.44 99.9%
Pennsylvania 4,418 34.55 99.9%
Rhode Island 355 33.69 98.9%
Vermont 169 26.9 98.1%
Midwest State Statistics Last-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 6,498 50.45 99.9% Indiana 5,385 81.63 99.9% Iowa 1,586 51.03 99.8% Kansas 2,138 73.62 99.8% Michigan 5,450 54.99 99.9% Minnesota 1,221 22.37 99.7% Missouri 4,813 160.75 99.8% Nebraska 926 49.24 99.6% North Dakota 177 23.92 97.2% Ohio 7,072 61 99.9% South Dakota 106 12.44 94.5% Wisconsin 1,832 31.82 99.8%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 6,498 50.45 99.9%
Indiana 5,385 81.63 99.9%
Iowa 1,586 51.03 99.8%
Kansas 2,138 73.62 99.8%
Michigan 5,450 54.99 99.9%
Minnesota 1,221 22.37 99.7%
Missouri 4,813 160.75 99.8%
Nebraska 926 49.24 99.6%
North Dakota 177 23.92 97.2%
Ohio 7,072 61 99.9%
South Dakota 106 12.44 94.5%
Wisconsin 1,832 31.82 99.8%
West State Statistics Last-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 557 75.67 99.4% Arizona 3,790 56.31 99.9% California 16,527 42.59 99.9% Colorado 3,059 57.12 99.9% Hawaii 349 24.6 98.9% Idaho 750 45.86 99.4% Montana 628 61.31 99.6% Nevada 1,486 52.33 99.7% New Mexico 1,379 66.12 99.6% Oregon 2,579 64.96 99.8% Utah 1,482 50.37 99.4% Washington 4,240 60.04 99.9% Wyoming 270 46.29 98.8%

West States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 557 75.67 99.4%
Arizona 3,790 56.31 99.9%
California 16,527 42.59 99.9%
Colorado 3,059 57.12 99.9%
Hawaii 349 24.6 98.9%
Idaho 750 45.86 99.4%
Montana 628 61.31 99.6%
Nevada 1,486 52.33 99.7%
New Mexico 1,379 66.12 99.6%
Oregon 2,579 64.96 99.8%
Utah 1,482 50.37 99.4%
Washington 4,240 60.04 99.9%
Wyoming 270 46.29 98.8%

Full Names with RAY as a Last Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have RAY as a last name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named RAY.

The most popular full name is James RAY. 2.12% of all the people named RAY have this given name.

There are 4838 first names associated with this last name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name RAY

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 James RAY 2.12%
2 David RAY 1.57%
3 John RAY 1.39%
4 Robert RAY 1.37%
5 Michael RAY 1.35%
6 Charles RAY 1.17%
7 William RAY 1.14%
8 Mary RAY 1.09%
9 Richard RAY 0.83%
10 Barbara RAY 0.75%
11 Donald RAY 0.69%
12 Linda RAY 0.66%
13 Thomas RAY 0.63%
14 Patricia RAY 0.59%
15 Betty RAY 0.59%
16 Daniel RAY 0.53%
17 Kenneth RAY 0.51%
18 Elizabeth RAY 0.49%
19 Carol RAY 0.47%
20 Jennifer RAY 0.47%