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Rayne, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Rayne had a population of 7,993 as of July 1, 2017. Rayne 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 Rayne is located at latitude 30.2405 and longitude -92.2673 in Acadia Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Rayne (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Acadia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Rayne (GNIS ID: 2404597) 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 City of Rayne is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Acadia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rayne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rayne: Pauppenville, Poupeville, Pouppeville, Queue Tortue.

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


Total Population 7,993
Daytime Population: Workers 2,209
Daytime Population: Residents 4,917
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,126
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 7,886
Population in Familes 6,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 2,106
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $37,550
Average Household Income $53,418
Per Capita Income $21,846


Total Housing Units 3,608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,781 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,424 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $102,522
Average Home Value $132,987


Total Households 3,205
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,031
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 0.1% 0.2%
Households 0.23% 0.29%
Families 0.02% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Rayne, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rayne 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 # 77 84th
Population Density # 45 91st
Diversity Index # 159 66th
Median Household Income # 275 42nd
Per Capita Income # 240 50th

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