Rayville is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,634 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rayville is the 109th largest community in Louisiana.
Rayville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rayville is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rayville who work in food service (14.49%), office and administrative support (10.77%), and maintenance occupations (10.61%).
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.70 minutes getting to work every day.
Rayville is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Rayville, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 87.33% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Rayville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Rayville, just 12.45% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rayville in 2010 was $12,468, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,872 for a family of four. Rayville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.14% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Rayville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rayville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rayville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Rayville include Irish, English, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Rayville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.