Rayville, LA


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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 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%).

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 15.49 minutes getting to work every day.

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.

In Rayville, just 12.22% 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 $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.

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