Luray, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 124 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 
Males: 52  (42.7%)
Females: 72  (57.3%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip code: 29932

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,288 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Luray:

$31,288
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,441 (it was $13,154 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $84,379 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Luray:

$84,379
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $73,345; Detached houses: $103,765; Mobile homes: $41,538

Median gross rent in 2016: $604.

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  • Races in Luray, SC (2010)

    Luray races chart
    • 5442.5%Black alone
    • 4333.9%White alone
    • 2822.0%Hispanic
    • 21.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Luray: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (3.5%), English (2.1%), European (1.4%), Iranian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 140 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (very low).

Luray, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Luray:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Luray town:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 31.1%

12 residents are foreign born (6.3% Latin America).

This town:

6.3%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $554 (0.6%)

Luray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (53.4 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (167.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (601.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gifford, SC (1.8 miles ), Estill, SC (2.0 miles ), Hampton, SC (2.9 miles ), Brunson, SC (2.9 miles ), Scotia, SC (3.0 miles ), Furman, SC (3.1 miles ), Varnville, SC (3.1 miles ), Fairfax, SC (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.81 N, Longitude: 81.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

7.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (44%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Luray, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Luray-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Luray town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 36.8 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Luray-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from Luray center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from Luray center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Luray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Luray:

  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - LOW COUNTRY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ESTILL, SC)
  • HAMPTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 8 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • ALLENDALE COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • ALLENDALE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • JOHN EDWARD HARTER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luray:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 36 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 42 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 52 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • South Carolina State University (about 53 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 56 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Savannah State University (about 56 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 56 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

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Hampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 38.9%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
South Carolina average:

11.7

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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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luray town (based on Hampton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,71642
Black Protestant2,17217
Mainline Protestant1,73718
Catholic841
Other581
None9,323-
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: 7
Hampton County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hampton County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hampton County:

10.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampton County:

35.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Luray:

47.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Luray:

45.0%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Luray:

29.1
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.2%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Luray:

13.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.8%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Luray, SC 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

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

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 Beaufort County, SC  0.69% ($28,089 average AGI)
from Jasper County, SC  0.41% ($36,407)
from Colleton County, SC  0.32% ($25,810)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

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 Beaufort County, SC  0.95% ($28,048 average AGI)
to Jasper County, SC  0.50% ($32,576)
to Colleton County, SC  0.39% ($17,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Luray:

  • WHGS (1270 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDOG (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luray:

  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Luray:

  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • H. Thomas Arthur, .25 Miles West Of Sc 363 & Secondary 41 (Lat: 32.869250 Lon: -81.109000), Type: 29.3, Overall height: 27.4 m, Registrant: 2027568281, Charris@mwe.Com, 600 13TH STREET, NW
  • H. Thomas Arthur, .25 Miles West Of Sc 363 & Secondary 41 (Lat: 32.869250 Lon: -81.109000), Type: 29.3, Overall height: 27.4 m, Registrant: 8032179329, Saughtry@scana.Com, 1426 MAIN STREET, MAIL STOP 143

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .25 Miles West Of Sc 363 & Secondary 41 (Lat: 32.869250 Lon: -81.109000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 29.3 m, Call Sign: WPSG520
    Assigned Frequencies: 806.112 MHz, 806.212 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2001, Expiration Date: 10/17/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2002, Certifier: H. Thomas ArthurRegistrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 756-8281, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • .25 Mi W Of Sc 363 & Secondary 41 (Lat: 32.835139 Lon: -81.225639), Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: KNLQ949
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.262 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/1996, Expiration Date: 05/08/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005Registrant: Indusrtrial Telecommunications Association, Inc. (Ita), 1110 N Glebe Road, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 528-5115

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Wood (7%)

Luray compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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