Gray is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 5,639 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gray is the 86th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gray is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gray is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gray who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (13.24%), and food service (7.76%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Gray is worth considering.
In Gray, just 9.75% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Gray in 2010 was $18,617, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,468 for a family of four. However, Gray contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gray is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gray home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gray residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gray include German, Irish, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gray is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.