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Population in 2012: 193 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +38.8%
Males: 81  (42.0%)
Females: 112  (58.0%)

Median resident age:  30.5 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 30660

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,291 (it was $33,229 in 2000)
Rayle:

$32,291
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,890

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,805 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Rayle:

$93,805
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,118; Detached houses: $84,717; Mobile homes: $59,092

Median gross rent in 2012: $546.

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  • White alone - 94 (47.2%)
  • Black alone - 89 (44.7%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (2.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rayle: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (8.5%), German (2.5%), Polish (2.5%), United States (2.5%), Irish (2.1%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 210 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Rayle:

  • High school or higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rayle town:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 14.6%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rayle, Georgia as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rayle to the number of sex offenders is 193 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $925 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $550 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (30.2 miles , pop. 100,266).

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

Rayle household income distribution Rayle home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+10.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rayle:

  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF WILKES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WASHINGTON, GA)
  • CSRA HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WASHINGTON, GA)
  • WILLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 10 miles away; WASHINGTON, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Rayle, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rayle:

  • Athens Technical College (about 30 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • University of Georgia (about 30 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 31,017)
  • Lander University (about 51 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Georgia College & State University (about 53 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,505)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 54 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 55 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Augusta State University (about 55 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,766)

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Notable location: Rayle Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Wilkes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.9%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.3% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rayle, GA

12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in other group homes in 2000

Rayle compared to Georgia state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rayle town (based on Wilkes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.90%
Here43.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents71.9%16.3%3.5%2.4%5.8%
Congregations50.0%23.3%3.3%6.7%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Wilkes County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wilkes County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wilkes County:

14.4%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

29.8%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Rayle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($88.08)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($67.36)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($41.45)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($20.73)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($15.54)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($15.54)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($15.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.18)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($20.73)

Rayle government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($36.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($36.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($56.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,000 ($20.73)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,000 ($10.36)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($10.36)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($10.36)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($10.36)

Rayle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($103.63)

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Georgia average:

10.98%

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:
from Clarke County, GA  0.39% ($22,214 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, GA  0.34% ($28,750)
from Taliaferro County, GA  0.31% ($21,364)


5.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Georgia average:

9.55%

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:
to Clarke County, GA  0.53% ($23,368 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, GA  0.53% ($22,211)
to McDuffie County, GA  0.42% ($23,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rayle:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WLOV (1370 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rayle:

  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXKT (100.1 FM; WASHINGTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WEHR (105.1 FM; ELBERTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WWRK-FM (92.1 FM; ELBERTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ELBERTON, INC.)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • W234AK (94.7 FM; WASHINGTON, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WUGA (91.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WRFN (93.1 FM; WARRENTON, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Rayle:

  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

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
  • Off U.S. Hwy. 78 East Of (Lat: 33.780667 Lon: -82.887361), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KNKN874
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • SHARON YEAGER, 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Sonya Dutton, 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 6783394271, Pamelia.Hoof@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (MC: GA3B1REG)
  • Jerri L Janjua, 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Off Us Hwy 78 E Of City (Lat: 33.780556 Lon: -82.887500), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 57 m
    Registrant: 7066782121
  • 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: 121.9, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 4042575000, Bobbie.Pollock@ccmail.Airtouch.Com, 4151 ASHFORD DUNWOODY RD SUITE 140

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CENTERVILLE, 6210 Lexington Rd (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WPOR642, Licensee ID: L00129894
    Assigned Frequencies: 6417.14 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6372.67 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/30/2008, Expiration Date: 02/03/2019, Certifier: Brian D Kidney
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N4CE, Licensee ID: L00328605
    Grant Date: 06/29/1998, Expiration Date: 07/23/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2004
    Registrant: Richard S Taylor, 312 Adolphus Callaway Road, Rayle, GA 30660


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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