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Rayville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Rayville had a population of 3,693 as of July 1, 2016. Rayville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rayville is located at latitude 32.471 and longitude -91.7574 in Richland Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rayville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Richland Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Town of Rayville (GNIS ID: 2407181) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rayville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richland Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rayville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rayville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,693
Population in Households 3,576
Population in Familes 2,900
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 1,599
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 1,419
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 912
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 633 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 786 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $81,447
Average Home Value $134,321


Median Household Income $21,781
Average Household Income $34,801
Per Capita Income $13,561
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.2%
Households 0.12% 0.28%
Families 0.23% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rayville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rayville to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 71st
Population Density1 # 79 84th
Diversity Index2 # 192 60th
Median Household Income # 464 2nd
Per Capita Income # 463 3rd

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