Raytown Report Card

Demographic and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, the city of Raytown had 29,334 residents. Of these, 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. 61.0% of the population in Raytown identified as White and 6.0% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 12.5% of Raytown residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy in Raytown

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Raytown, life expectancy ranges from 70.0 to 80.5. Census Tract 125.01 is 77th and Census Tract 128.02 is 15th out of the 78 Census Tracts in all of EJC. Most of Raytown's census tracts have a life expectancy below EJC's life expectancy at 77.7. 

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/usaleep/usaleep.html.

Community Comments

Top Health Concerns:

1. 49% of Raytown residents identified Gun Violence as a top health concern.

2. 36% of Raytown residents identified Violence and Other Crime as a top health concern.

3. 31% of Raytown residents identified Distracted Driving as a top health concern. 

Top Factors for a Health Community:

1. 50% of Raytown residents identified Safe Neighborhoods as a top healthy community factor.

2. 43% of Raytown residents identified Good Schools as a top healthy community factor.

3. 39% of Raytown residents identified Good Jobs and a Healthy Economy as a top healthy community factor. 

Fluoride:

Approximately 58% of Raytown residents say that safe amounts of fluoride should be added to the drinking water.

Policy in Place: Water is Treated

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Tobacco 21:

Approximately 80% of Raytown residents say the minimum age of purchase and sale of tobacco products should be 21.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Clean Indoor Air:

Approximately 84% of Raytown residents say tobacco products should not be allowed to be used inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Electronic Cigarettes:

Approximately 63% of Raytown residents say electronic cigarette use should not be allowed inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers:

Approximately 55% of Raytown residents say the city should limit the number of tobacco and alcohol retailers.

Policy in Place: Partially

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Food Inspection Scores:

Approximately 85% of Raytown residents say restaurants should be ranked or graded based on their food inspection score.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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