Rayne is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 8,071 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rayne is the 62nd largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rayne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rayne is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rayne who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), sales jobs (11.50%), and food service (9.11%).
Rayne is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Rayne, just 7.66% 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 Rayne in 2010 was $18,271, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,084 for a family of four. However, Rayne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rayne is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rayne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rayne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rayne include French, Acadian/Cajun, French Canadian, Irish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Rayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.