Luray, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 5,102.
Males: 2,514  (49.3%)
Females: 2,588  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Tennessee median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 38345

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,533 (it was $33,847 in 2000)
Luray:

$47,533
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,123 (it was $15,972 in 2000)

Luray CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,977 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
Luray:

$102,977
TN:

$167,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Luray: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Luray, TN (2000)
    • 4,66395.6%White alone
    • 962.0%Black alone
    • 651.3%Two or more races
    • 340.7%Hispanic
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Luray detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Luray, Tennessee as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Luray is 1,701 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 405 feet

Land area: 121.0 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Luray, Tennessee map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Luray CCD:

0.4% ($270)
Tennessee:

0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (17.7 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (89.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lexington, TN (2.7 miles ),
East Chester, TN (3.2 miles ),
Wildersville, TN (3.5 miles ),
Spring Creek-Beech Bluff, TN (3.6 miles ),
Parkers Crossroads, TN (3.7 miles ),
Chesterfield, TN (3.7 miles ),
Pinson, TN (3.7 miles ),
Henderson, TN (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.61 N, Longitude: 88.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 731

Distribution of median household income in Luray, TN in 2017
Luray satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Luray, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Luray, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Luray, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.17
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Luray-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Luray place center killed 3 people and injured 60 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 tornado 9.2 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 86 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Luray-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 102.3 miles away from Luray center
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) earthquake occurred 199.5 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 121.9 miles away from Luray center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.8 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 169.2 miles away from Luray 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 Henderson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 5, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Luray:

  • DCI BEECH LAKE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • HENDERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • METHODIST HOMECARE SVCS OF LEXINGTON (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • BRIARWOOD COMMUNITY LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • BRIARWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • LEXINGTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luray:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 16 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Union University (about 21 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Bethel University (about 37 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 55 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 59 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 66 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Murray State University (about 71 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Luray: Henderson County Fire Department Station 11 (A), Henderson County Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Luray include: Poplar Springs Methodist Church (A), Huron Baptist Church (B), Holly Springs Methodist Church (C), Cool Springs Church (D), Center Hill Baptist Church (E), Saints Chapel (F), Juno Church (G), Union Grove Church (H), Union Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Beecham Cemetery (2), Big Springs Cemetery (3), Grider Cemetery (4), Buckley Cemetery (5), Independence Cemetery (6), Hamlet Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Pine Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gurley Creek (A), Eubank Branch (B), Courtney Branch (C), Poplar Branch (D), Bell Branch (E), Cane Creek (F), Middle Fork Creek (G), McHaney Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Luray that have no violations reported:

  • MIDDLEFORK ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.7%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.6%
Whole state:

4.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.8%
7 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Luray:

Marital status in Luray, TN
  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Luray:

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Tennessee average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luray, TN (based on Henderson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,26349
Mainline Protestant1,47512
Black Protestant1482
Catholic1401
Other81
None14,735-
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: 5
Henderson County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
This county:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Henderson County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henderson County:

10.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
Tennessee:

13.5%

4.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Madison County, TN  0.89% ($45,802 average AGI)
from Decatur County, TN  0.66% ($30,313)
from Chester County, TN  0.36% ($37,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Luray:

  • WDXL (1490 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJAK (1460 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: JAMES E. WOLFE, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luray:

  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZLT (99.3 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBFG (96.5 FM; PARKER'S CROSSROADS, TN; Owner: CROSSROADS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • WNWS-FM (101.5 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: RADIOCORP OF JACKSON, INC.)
  • WFKX (95.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WFHC (91.5 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WFGZ (94.5 FM; LOBELVILLE, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WLVS-FM (106.5 FM; CLIFTON, TN; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WZDQ (102.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WVHR (100.9 FM; HUNTINGDON, TN; Owner: MILAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKJQ-FM (97.3 FM; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Luray:

  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W46CG (Channel 46; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI4HZV, Licensee ID: L00951116, Grant Date: 12/30/2014, Expiration Date: 12/30/2024, Certifier: Dexel D Burns, Registrant: Dexel D Burns, 370 Teague Trace Lane, Luray, TN 38352

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Luray, TN
  • 58.7%Utility gas
  • 29.3%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Luray, TN
  • 59.0%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%No fuel used


Luray compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Luray on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: assemblers and fabricators (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: assemblers and fabricators (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: carpenters (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
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