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Population (year 2000): 8,552. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,516 (-0.4% change)
Males: 3,932 (46.0%), Females: 4,620 (54.0%)

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Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $22,369 (year 2000)
Median house value: $59,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Rayne:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.0%)
  • Black (33.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), French (14.7%), French Canadian (10.1%), German (3.6%), Irish (2.3%), English (1.4%).

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Elevation: 32 feet

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Rayne,

For population 25 years and over in Rayne

  • High school or higher: 60.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rayne city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+1.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA Lafayette, (16.5 miles pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (79.0 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (216.5 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (5.7 miles Duson, LA (7.4 miles Crowley, Point, LA (12.1 miles Church LA (12.1 miles Scott, LA (13.2 miles Cankton, LA (13.4 miles Maurice, LA (13.9 miles Estherwood, LA (16.1 miles Kaplan,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 21 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,700

Latitude: 30.24 N, Longitude: 92.27 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Retail trade (15.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.3%), Manufacturing (10.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -662 (-7.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,030 (36.7%)

Crime in Rayne (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (23.3 per 100,000)
  • 22 assaults (256.4 per 100,000)
  • 58 burglaries (676.1 per 100,000)
  • 222 thefts (2587.7 per 100,000)
  • 9 auto thefts (104.9 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 218.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in Rayne, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rayne,

Rayne-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Rayne city center killed 4 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1952, a category 3 tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Mike Heinen - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/17/67).


Hospitals/medical centers near Rayne:
  • ACADIA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; CROWLEY, LA)
  • AMERICAN LEGION HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; CROWLEY, LA)
  • ACADIA ST LANDRY PARISH HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; CHURCH POINT, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rayne:
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 20 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
  • ACADIANA REGIONAL (about 31 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA; ID: ARA)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 60 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rayne:
  • KIBS AIR PARK (about 13 miles; BRISTOL, LA; ID: L89)
  • LE GROS MEMORIAL (about 17 miles; CROWLEY, LA; ID: 3R2)
  • EUNICE (about 18 miles; EUNICE, LA; ID: 4R7)

Amtrak station near Rayne:
  • 18 miles: LAFAYETTE (133 E. GRANT ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26 $38,107 $17,587 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $19,618 $47,083 1 $206
Other Government Administration 6 $24,392 $48,784 0 $0
Financial Administration 12 $15,328 $15,328 1 $275
Electric Power 12 $23,256 $23,256 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   5 $2,663
Water Supply 15 $19,277 $15,421 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $1,760 $21,120 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,606 $31,272 4 $2,267
Sewerage 6 $11,024 $22,048 0 $0
Streets and Highways 25 $27,044 $12,981 4 $3,733
Police - Other 0 $0   5 $1,842
Totals for Government 109 $182,411 $20,081 20 $10,986


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rayne:
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 16 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 76 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 77 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,399)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 105 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; FT enrollment: 6,244)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 118 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 126 miles; HAMMOND, LA; FT enrollment: 12,549)
Public high school in Rayne:
  • RAYNE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 619; Location: 1016 NORTH POLK STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rayne:
  • MIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 481; Location: 5484 MIRE HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 08)
  • ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 467; Location: 700 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARTIN PETITJEAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 4039 CROWLEY-RAYNE HIGHWAY; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • SOUTH RAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 101 EAST BRANCHE STREET; Grades: 04 - 07)
  • INDIAN BAYOU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 1603 LA HIGHWAY 700; Grades: PK - 08)
  • CENTRAL RAYNE KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 507 NORTH POLK STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle school in Rayne:
  • RAYNE CATHOLIC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: 407 SOUTH POLK STREET; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Rayne: Rayne Civic Center (A), Rayne Branch Library (B), Southside Community Center (C), Rayne City Hall (D), Northside Community Center (E).

Churches in Rayne include: Starlight Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (C), Abundant Life Assembly of God Church (D), Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church (E), Centenary United Methodist Church (F).

Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1), Mercy Cemetery (2).

Parks in Rayne include: Mauboles Park (1), Gossen Memorial Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Rayne compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rayne:
  • KSIG (1450 AM; 1 kW; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: ACADIA BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPEL (1420 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KJCB (770 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: R & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KROF (960 AM; 1 kW; ABBEVILLE, LA; Owner: ABBEVILLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEUN (1490 AM; 1 kW; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: KSLO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rayne:
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KFXZ (106.3 FM; MAURICE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • K220EV (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMDL (97.3 FM; KAPLAN, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KFTE (96.5 FM; BREAUX BRIDGE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201FO (88.1 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KPEL-FM (105.1 FM; ABBEVILLE, LA; Owner: ABBEVILLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • KBON (101.1 FM; MAMOU, LA; Owner: ROSE ANN MARX)

TV broadcast stations around Rayne:
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KLFT-LP (Channel 21; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • KAJN-LP (Channel 40; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • K45DI (Channel 45; MERMENTAU, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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