Rayville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rayville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Rayville had a population of 3,611 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rayville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,611
Daytime Population: Workers 3,097
Daytime Population: Residents 2,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 3,494
Population in Familes 2,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 1,564
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $23,123
Average Household Income $36,018
Per Capita Income $14,018


Total Housing Units 1,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 617 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 768 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $83,564
Average Home Value $135,656


Total Households 1,386
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 886
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.31%
Households -0.22% -0.26%
Families -0.2% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.62%
Per Capita Income   0.71%

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, 2017 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 # 142 70th
Population Density # 81 83rd
Diversity Index # 200 58th
Median Household Income # 459 3rd
Per Capita Income # 463 3rd

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