Rayville is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,664 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rayville is the 109th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rayville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 maintenance occupations (13.67%), food service (12.05%), and office and administrative support (11.28%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rayville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Rayville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Rayville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.22% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rayville in 2010 was $13,353, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,412 for a family of four. Rayville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.48% 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 French , English, African, and German.
The most common language spoken in Rayville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.