Luray, Missouri

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Population in 2012: 97 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 57  (58.8%)
Females: 40  (41.2%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 63453

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,305 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Luray:

$36,305
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,928 (it was $10,927 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $30,238 (it was $13,500 in 2000)
Luray:

$30,238
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $54,167; Detached houses: $72,727; Mobile homes: $25,000
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  • White alone - 98 (99.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Luray: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.6%), Irish (24.6%), English (21.1%), Scottish (5.3%), Swedish (3.5%), Swiss (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1886

Elevation: 745 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 494 people per square mile   (low).

Luray, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Luray:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Luray village:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $540 (1.6%)

Luray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (85.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (153.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (239.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Granger, MO (2.2 miles) , Wyaconda, MO (2.2 miles ), Arbela, MO (2.6 miles) , Kahoka, MO (3.0 miles ), South Gorin, MO (3.1 miles) , Revere, MO (3.4 miles) , Mount Sterling, IA (3.4 miles) , Rutledge, MO (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 40.45 N, Longitude: 91.88 W

Area code: 660

Luray household income distribution Luray home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+45.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (45%)
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (81%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Luray, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Luray, Missouri average temperatures Luray, Missouri average precipitation Luray, Missouri humidity Luray, Missouri wind speed Luray, Missouri snowfall Luray, Missouri sunshine Luray, Missouri clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Luray-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Luray village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/20/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Luray-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from Luray center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from Luray center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 255.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Luray topographic map

Birthplace of: Roy Hutson - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Luray:

  • CLARK COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KAHOKA, MO)
  • REGIONAL HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KAHOKA, MO)
  • SCOTLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MEMPHIS, MO)
  • SCOTLAND COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MEMPHIS, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luray:

  • Truman State University (about 42 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 45 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 49 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Western Illinois University (about 64 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 78 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • University of Iowa (about 86 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Augustana College (about 101 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Public elementary/middle school in Luray:

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Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.57
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Luray compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (21%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luray village (based on Clark County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.04%
Here: 51.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents40.3%15.8%15.0%11.4%17.5%
Congregations36.7%23.3%10.0%3.3%26.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Clark County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Clark County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Clark County:

11.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

31.0%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$90
Totals for Government 0$0 6$90

4.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lee County, IA  1.49% ($26,974 average AGI)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lee County, IA  1.26% ($26,515 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Luray:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luray:

  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KMEM-FM (100.5 FM; MEMPHIS, MO; Owner: BOYER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • K201DY (91.5 FM; MEMPHIS, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Luray:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Luray fatal accident list:

May 28, 1989 05:50 PM, 136, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 13, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, Near Luray Mo. (Lat: 40.444583 Lon: -91.805611), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 94 m
    Registrant: 3193924251, Lkelley@danvilletelco.Net, 102 SOUTH MAIN STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Near Luray Mo. (Lat: 40.444583 Lon: -91.805611), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 94 m
    Registrant: 3193924251, Lkelley@danvilletelco.Net, 102 SOUTH MAIN STREET

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Luray Southeast, Lat: 40.444917 Lon: -91.862500, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:
  • Luray Southeast, Lat: 40.444917 Lon: -91.862500, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:
  • Luray Southeast, Lat: 40.444917 Lon: -91.862500, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:
  • Luray Southeast, Lat: 40.444917 Lon: -91.862500, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0PPR, Licensee ID: L00667301
    Grant Date: 04/08/2003, Expiration Date: 04/08/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2008, Certifier: Gloria J Macomber
    Registrant: Gloria J Macomber, Rr 1 Box 108, Luray, MO 63453
  • Call Sign: AC0KV, Previous Call Sign: KC0PPR, Licensee ID: L00667301
    Grant Date: 01/31/2013, Expiration Date: 04/08/2023, Certifier: Gloria J Macomber
    Registrant: Gloria J Macomber, Rr 1 Box 108, Luray, MO 63453

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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