Rayville is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,514 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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rayville who work in food service (20.89%), sales jobs (9.81%), and maintenance occupations (7.55%).
Rayville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
As is often the case in a small town, Rayville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
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 11.50% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rayville in 2010 was $13,589, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,356 for a family of four. Rayville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.02% 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 English, African, Italian, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Rayville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.