Luray, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luray, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Luray had a population of 125 as of July 1, 2017. Luray ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luray is located at latitude 32.8142 and longitude -81.2403 in Hampton County. 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. Hampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Town of Luray (GNIS ID: 2406059) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Luray is located within Estill Division of Hampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Luray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luray: Stafford Branch.

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Luray, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 125
Daytime Population: Workers 11
Daytime Population: Residents 74
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 85
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 106
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 121
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $33,137
Average Household Income $56,603
Per Capita Income $20,844


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $60,000
Average Home Value $118,750


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.22% -0.65%
Households -0.32% -0.47%
Families 0.45% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

Luray, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luray to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 373 6th
Population Density # 359 10th
Diversity Index # 35 91st
Median Household Income # 288 28th
Per Capita Income # 190 52nd

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