Luray, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luray, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Luray had a population of 129 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luray: Stafford Branch.

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Luray, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 129
Population in Households 109
Population in Familes 94
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 47
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $153,378


Median Household Income $31,481
Average Household Income $41,447
Per Capita Income $14,837
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.46%
Households 1.26% 0.84%
Families 1.83% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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, 2015 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 # 50 88th
Median Household Income # 275 31st
Per Capita Income # 353 11th

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