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Rayville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Rayville had a population of 3,611 as of July 1, 2020. 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 32.4774 and longitude -91.7548 in Richland Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rayville 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 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richland Parish.


Rayville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,611 (100%)
Population in Households 3,494 (96.8%)
Population in Families 2,818 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 117 ( 3.2%)
Population Density 1,564
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $22,592
Average Household Income $35,507
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $13,578
Wealth Index5 27


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 594 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 787 (49.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $91,272
Average Home Value $122,175
Housing Affordability Index3 159


Total Households 1,381
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 878
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.22% -0.33%
Households -0.19% -0.34%
Families -0.23% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%


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, 2020 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 # 138 71st
Population Density # 82 83rd
Median Household Income # 453 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 87 18th
Per Capita Income # 447 6th
Diversity Index # 204 57th

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