Luray, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 195 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 115  (59.2%)
Females: 80  (40.8%)
Median resident age:  32.3 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 67649.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $28,117 (it was $25,208 in 2000)
Luray:

$28,117
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,013 (it was $18,351 in 2000)

Luray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $56,761 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Luray:

$56,761
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $67,928; Detached houses: $70,147; Mobile homes: $22,388

Median gross rent in 2016: $422.

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  • Races in Luray, KS (2010)

    Luray races chart
    • 18796.4%White alone
    • 42.1%Two or more races
    • 31.5%Hispanic

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Luray: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.3%), English (12.1%), American (10.3%), Irish (5.6%), German Russian (4.7%), Czech (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1570 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 639 people per square mile   (low).

Luray, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Luray:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Luray city:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Kansas:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $622 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,160 (2.0%)

Luray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (122.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (449.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Waldo, KS (2.4 miles) , Lucas, KS (3.0 miles ), Paradise, KS (3.5 miles) , Bunker Hill, KS (4.1 miles) , Sylvan Grove, KS (4.2 miles ), Russell, KS (4.2 miles ), Hunter, KS (4.2 miles) , Natoma, KS (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.11 N, Longitude: 98.69 W

Area code: 785

Luray household income distribution Luray home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-21.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (52%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (63%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (38%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (54%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Luray: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Luray, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Luray-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Luray city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 29.4 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Luray-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 211.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from Luray center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from Luray center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 364.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Luray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Luray:

  • BEVERLY HEALTH AND REHAB OF LUCAS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LUCAS, KS)
  • CHRISTOPHER MANOR OF LUCAS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LUCAS, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luray:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 39 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 50 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 84 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 112 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Kansas State University (about 114 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Newman University (about 123 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 123 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Library in Luray:

  • LURAY CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,421; Location: 119 N. MAIN; 3,531 books; 4 e-books; 150 audio materials; 399 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Luray: Luray City Marshal's Office (A), Osborne County Rural Fire District 2 (B), Luray City Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Luray: Luray United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Russell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.6%
(32.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Luray (2011 data):

  • The Farmers Bank of Osborne: Luray Branch at 102 South Main Street, branch established on 1900/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/28: Bank assets: $56.7 mil, Deposits: $48.8 mil, headquarters in Osborne, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Osborne Investments, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Kansas average:

11.2

Luray travel time to work - commute Luray mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luray city (based on Russell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,85417
Catholic1,0283
Evangelical Protestant3458
Other11
None2,742-
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: 3
Russell County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Russell County:

8.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

3.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Luray:

40.3%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

33.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Luray:

14.5%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Luray:

40.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Luray:

46.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Luray:

71.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Luray, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,144$25,7280$0
Water Supply 2$6,800$40,8000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 3$8,944$35,7761$150

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $231,000 ($1184.62)
    Financial Administration: $43,000 ($220.51)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($82.05)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($61.54)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($5.13)
    Electric Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $11,000 ($56.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($353.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($51.28)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($10.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($97.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($82.05)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $223,000 ($1143.59)
    Electric Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($35.90)
    General Support: $4,000 ($20.51)
  • Tax - Property: $49,000 ($251.28)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($35.90)

Luray government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $235,000 ($1205.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $220,000 ($1128.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($76.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $47,000 ($241.03)

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ellis County, KS  1.26% ($37,771 average AGI)
from Barton County, KS  0.54% ($22,267)
from Ellsworth County, KS  0.36% ($16,200)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ellis County, KS  1.02% ($28,286 average AGI)
to Saline County, KS  0.36% ($42,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Luray:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRSL (990 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luray:

  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Luray:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • K38GH (Channel 38; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $139,000Total costs
  • 565Total average daily traffic
  • 129Total average daily truck traffic
  • 663Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jim O'Dowd, 2300 S. Highway 281 (Lat: 39.234111 Lon: -98.692278), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 20141 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Sharon Yeager, 2300 S. Highway 281 (Lat: 39.234111 Lon: -98.692278), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 20141 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, 2300 S. Highway 281 (Lat: 39.234111 Lon: -98.692278), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 20141 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Regulatory Manager, 2300 S. Highway 281 (Lat: 39.234111 Lon: -98.692278), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 20141 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Gina Cacciatore, 2300 S. Highway 281 (Lat: 39.234111 Lon: -98.692278), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 20141 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 -Mcgasa5reg

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COVERT, 2300 S. Highway 281 (Lat: 39.234111 Lon: -98.692278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WQUH297
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/2014, Expiration Date: 07/08/2024, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2015, Certifier: Steven A RegitzRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N0KOO, Grant Date: 05/09/1989, Expiration Date: 05/09/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/10/2001, Registrant: Richard B Sigle, Hc 1 Box 46, Luray, KS 67649
  • Call Sign: N0KOR, Grant Date: 02/17/1999, Expiration Date: 02/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2011, Registrant: Evea J Sigle, 2513 S 80th Ave, Luray, KS 67649-9410
  • Call Sign: N0LLJ, Licensee ID: L00312664, Grant Date: 01/03/2011, Expiration Date: 04/02/2021, Certifier: Arris A Sigle, Registrant: Arris A Sigle, 2513 S 80th Ave, Luray, KS 67649-9410

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55460 , Serial Number: 28R-7335237, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Boden Healthcare Consulting Inc, 2627 S 130th Ave, Luray, KS 67649

Drinking water stations with addresses in Luray and their reported violations in the past:

LURAY, CITY OF (Population served: 194, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2007), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-26-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Luray

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Luray, KS
Most common first names in Luray, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John775.4 years
Charles576.0 years
Harry579.8 years
Paul480.3 years
Frank388.2 years
Mary387.3 years
Harold282.5 years
Dora291.5 years
Anna285.5 years
Chester288.5 years
Most common last names in Luray, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Applegate786.8 years
Paschal681.8 years
Markley490.8 years
Fallis479.1 years
Cochrun479.5 years
Cooper473.2 years
Olson482.2 years
Wilson484.7 years
Sigle479.3 years
Hampl382.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Luray compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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