Luray, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 118 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 
Males: 57  (48.8%)
Females: 61  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

31.1 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip code: 29932

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,616 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Luray:

$28,616
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,614 (it was $13,154 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,612 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Luray:

$85,612
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $78,259; detached houses: $87,422; mobile homes: $68,505

Median gross rent in 2017: $593.

March 2019 cost of living index in Luray: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 58.1%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Luray, SC (2010)
    • 5442.5%Black alone
    • 4333.9%White alone
    • 2822.0%Hispanic
    • 21.6%Two or more races
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Ancestries: American (4.0%), Dutch (1.3%), English (1.3%), European (1.3%), Iranian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 140 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Luray, South Carolina map

17 residents are foreign born (9.9% Latin America).

This town:

9.9%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $694 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Luray, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Luray, SC in 2017

Luray satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+12.7%).

Average climate in Luray, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Luray, South Carolina average temperatures Luray, South Carolina average precipitation Luray, South Carolina humidity Luray, South Carolina wind speed Luray, South Carolina snowfall Luray, South Carolina sunshine Luray, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

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 Luray 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 Luray 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 the city 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 Luray 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Luray:

Marital status in Luray, SC
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 29.9%

For population 25 years and over in Luray:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luray, SC (based on Hampton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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.
South Carolina:

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:
Hampton County:

13.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.9%
South Carolina:

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

20.3%
South Carolina:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

4.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Beaufort County, SC  0.89% ($35,754 average AGI)
from Allendale County, SC  0.44% ($25,321)
from Jasper County, SC  0.42% ($40,074)


5.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Beaufort County, SC  1.18% ($60,526 average AGI)
to Colleton County, SC  0.57% ($31,568)
to Jasper County, SC  0.47% ($26,133)

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)

Luray fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2002 00:55 AM, Sr-363, Lat: 32.821400, Lon: -81.239712, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.9mTotal length
  • 551Total average daily traffic
  • 36Total average daily truck traffic
  • 782Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

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: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, Charris@mwe.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 756-8281
  • 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: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, Saughtry@scana.Com, , Colum-bia, Phone: (803) 217-9329

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2001, Expiration Date: 10/17/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2002, Certifier: H. Thomas Arthur, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/1996, Expiration Date: 05/08/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005, Registrant: Indusrtrial Telecommunications Association, Inc. (Ita), 1110 N Glebe Road, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 528-5115

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Luray, SC
  • 95.0%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Luray, SC
  • 100.0%Electricity


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 significantly 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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