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Luray, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Luray is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hampton County at latitude 32.8142 and longitude -81.2403. Hampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Luray, but most people and references simply refer to it as Luray, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Luray indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Luray (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luray: Stafford Branch.

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Luray, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 131
Population in Households 110
Population in Familes 94
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 47
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $153,472


Median Household Income $34,060
Average Household Income $45,394
Per Capita Income $15,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.73% 0.0%
Households 1.56% 0.42%
Families 2.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Luray, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luray to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 370 7th
Population Density1 # 355 10th
Diversity Index2 # 42 90th
Median Household Income # 233 41st
Per Capita Income # 333 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.