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Rayville, Louisiana

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The location of Rayville

Welcome to Rayville ...

The town of Rayville is located in Richland Parish and is the Parish Seat for Richland Parish.

The location of Rayville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Rayville has a population of 3,514 people<2> (see below for details).

Rayville is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rayville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rayville is within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Rayville: 71269<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rayville had a population of 3,695 people (or 17.83% of the total population of Richland Parish). This makes Rayville the parish's most populous community.

The population of Rayville represents 0.08% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,695 people, the population of Rayville decreased 12.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,234 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Rayville had an population of 3,514 people. This is a decrease of 4.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rayville.

Communities near Rayville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Monroe   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the West (W) of Rayville

Located in Ouachita Parish

Richwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Rayville

Located in Ouachita Parish

Delhi   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Rayville

Epps   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rayville

Located in West Carroll Parish

Mangham   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Rayville

Collinston   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rayville

Located in Morehouse Parish

Baskin   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Rayville

Located in Franklin Parish

Oak Ridge   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Rayville

Located in Morehouse Parish

Start   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Rayville

Archibald   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Rayville

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Rayville.

Communities Also Named Rayville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Rayville - they are located in Illinois, Kansas (2), Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rayville.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rayville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rayville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rayville. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rayville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rayville ...

Looking for more information about Rayville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rayville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rayville.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rayville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rayville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Rayville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rayville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rayville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rayville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rayville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rayville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4707, Longitude: -91.7576     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rayville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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