Rayville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rayville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Rayville had a population of 3,689 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Town of Rayville, LA Boundary Map

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Rayville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,689
Population in Households 3,572
Population in Familes 2,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 1,597
Diversity Index2 50
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,420
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 918
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 658 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 763 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $79,803
Average Home Value $110,774
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $24,834
Average Household Income $41,384
Per Capita Income $15,981
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.24%
Households 0.16% 0.32%
Families 0.4% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

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Rayville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rayville to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 137 71st
Population Density1 # 80 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 193 60th
Median Household Income # 447 6th
Per Capita Income # 406 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.