Raymore is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States, within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Raymore is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Missouri. The population was 19,206 at the 2010 census.
Raymore was platted in 1874. The name Raymore is an amalgamation of the surnames of two railroad men, Ray and Moore. A post office called Raymore has been in operation since 1872.
The Watkins Family Farm Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
The City of Raymore follows a City Council-Manager style of government. The mayor is Kristofer P. Turnbow. On September 9, 2014, Jim Feuerborn was administered his oath of office to serve as Raymore's City Manager (after previously serving as the City's Acting City Manager since June, and the City's Assistant City Manager prior to that). The Raymore City Hall is located at 100 Municipal Circle, just south of Missouri Route 58.
Raymore is located at 38°48′15″N 94°27′42″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.75 square miles (45.97 km2), of which 17.58 square miles (45.53 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 19,206 people and 7,001 households residing in the city.