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.
Unlike some towns, Rayville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rayville are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
One of the benefits of Rayville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Rayville is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Rayville isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 87.33% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Rayville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Rayville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.45% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
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.