For population 25 years and over in Rayle:
For population 15 years and over in Rayle town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $857 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens, GA (29.8 miles , pop. 76,500).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (86.6 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (606.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Washington, GA (3.1 miles ), Tignall, GA (3.2 miles ), Washington-Metasville, GA (3.4 miles ), Vesta-Enterprise, GA (3.5 miles ), Lexington, GA (3.7 miles ), Woodville, GA (3.8 miles ), Union Point, GA (4.0 miles ), Maxeys, GA (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 33.79 N, Longitude: 82.90 W
Area code: 706
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+10.3%).
Average climate in Rayle, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rayle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Rayle town center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/31/1973, a category F4 tornado 27.4 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rayle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.0 miles away from Rayle center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from Rayle center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Rayle:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rayle:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.3%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Black residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
6 people in other group homes in 2000
Rayle compared to Georgia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Rayle (based on Wilkes County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.90%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rayle government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,980 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,337 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Rayle fatal accident list:
Oct 23, 1979 08:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1976 02:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: