Rayle, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +33.1%
Males: 90  (48.8%)
Females: 95  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 30660

Estimated median household income in 2019: $19,006 (it was $33,229 in 2000)
Rayle:

$19,006
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,705 (it was $15,160 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,876 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Rayle:

$83,876
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,487; detached houses: $141,985; mobile homes: $16,093

Median gross rent in 2019: $740.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rayle: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 50.2%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Rayle, GA (2019)
    • 12459.3%Black alone
    • 7535.9%White alone
    • 52.4%Asian alone
    • 41.9%Hispanic



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rayle, Georgia as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rayle is 121 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (12.1%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 201 people per square mile   (very low).

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5 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.4%
Georgia:

10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $219 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,165 (1.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Rayle, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rayle, GA in 2019

Rayle satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+10.3%).

Average climate in Rayle, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0864. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0864
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Rayle-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 8% 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 12% greater 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 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from Rayle center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.9 miles away from Rayle center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 151.5 miles away from Rayle center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from Rayle center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and 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 Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WASHINGTON, GA)
  • WASHINGTON DIALYSIS FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, GA)
  • GREENE POINT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; UNION POINT, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rayle:

  • Athens Technical College (about 29 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 30 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Lander University (about 51 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Anderson University (about 53 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 53 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 53 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 54 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)

Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Rayle:

Marital status in Rayle, GA
  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 9.1%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Rayle:

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rayle, GA (based on Wilkes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,97321
Mainline Protestant8699
Black Protestant6015
Catholic3051
Other151
None4,830-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This 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
This county:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

14.4%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rayle:

45.2%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.8%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rayle:

21.0%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rayle:

13.7%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rayle:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Rayle:

30.6%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Rayle:

51.0%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Rayle:

82.5%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rayle, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,300
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,500
Totals for Government 0$0 2$2,800

Rayle government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($70.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($75.68)

Rayle government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($64.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($59.46)
    Other: $10,000 ($54.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($91.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $12,000 ($64.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($43.24)
    Property: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($10.81)

Rayle government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($43.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($32.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($10.81)

Rayle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,000 ($427.03)

5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clarke County, GA  0.66% ($15,227 average AGI)

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:

Aug 12, 1992 06:15 PM, Sr10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 1979 08:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • $1,858,000Total costs
  • 3,820Total average daily traffic
  • 35Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,730Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rayle)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 01/03/2019, Expiration Date: 02/03/2029, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • CENTERVILLE, 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQRU297,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2013, Expiration Date: 07/26/2023, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2013, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • RAYLE WEST, 6210 Lexington Rd (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQVD306,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/07/2025, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2016, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • RAYLE, 6210 Lexington Road (Lat: 33.797222 Lon: -82.948333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WRJD537,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 08/11/2020, Expiration Date: 08/11/2030, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th Street / Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203-2206, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fire incidents - 20 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rayle, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (50.9%), and Structure Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rayle, GA
    • 5950.9%Outside Fires
    • 4034.5%Structure Fires
    • 1512.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rayle, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rayle, GA
  • 65.9%Electricity
  • 34.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rayle, GA
  • 61.1%Electricity
  • 38.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rayle compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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