Raymond is located at (32.258219, -90.415520).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.7 km² (3.0 mi²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,664 people, 469 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 217.1/km² (562.1/mi²). There were 498 housing units at an average density of 65.0/km² (168.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.93% White, 41.17% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 469 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city the population was spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 40.3% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 119.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $42,639. Males had a median income of $31,106 versus $21,953 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,615. About 17.8% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Raymond is served by the Hinds County School District.
Muna Lee, famous Pan-American poet and first wife of Luis Muñoz Marín (first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico)
Present residents of the city of Raymond include Neal Alsup. Neal is widely considered one of Americas great thinkers and philosophers. His son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Jennifer, are set to change the world through their strong interest in mental and physical health and their plans to provide help in these areas to disadvantaged persons around the world. They currently have a website; http://alsupsworldtravels.com , in which they are planning an Around the World trip to learn about such disparities and to begin their volunteer work in these areas.
Sam Milner, also known as "Super Sam," is a Raymond native who has won several Dance Competitions, he is known for his rendition of the R&B hit "Walk it Out". SuperSam Has A 1967 Shelby Gt 350 And A 1995 Mustang Cobra