Luray, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 4,817 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 2,302  (47.8%)
Females: 2,515  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 22835.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,576 (it was $34,306 in 2000)
Luray:

$52,576
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,308 (it was $16,205 in 2000)

Luray town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $200,908 (it was $87,300 in 2000)
Luray:

$200,908
VA:

$273,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $821.

March 2019 cost of living index in Luray: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.7%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents, 67.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Luray, VA (2010)
    • 4,43790.6%White alone
    • 2354.8%Black alone
    • 1292.6%Hispanic
    • 541.1%Two or more races
    • 260.5%Asian alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.06%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Luray, Virginia as of January 17, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Luray is 129 to 1.


Crime rates in Luray by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(40.4)
1
(20.4)
1
(20.5)
2
(41.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
2
(41.1)
3
(61.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.8)
3
(62.4)
2
(41.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(60.8)
1
(20.6)
2
(41.2)
2
(41.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.6)
1
(20.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(60.6)
4
(81.4)
5
(102.5)
5
(103.0)
1
(20.7)
5
(103.9)
2
(40.4)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(82.5)
1
(20.7)
3
(62.3)
3
(62.4)
4
(83.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(262.7)
11
(223.9)
19
(389.4)
15
(308.9)
16
(330.6)
33
(685.8)
30
(605.7)
25
(506.9)
13
(267.4)
9
(185.5)
15
(309.8)
12
(249.1)
11
(229.0)
14
(291.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
121
(2,445)
117
(2,381)
111
(2,275)
113
(2,327)
115
(2,376)
119
(2,473)
126
(2,544)
114
(2,311)
85
(1,748)
99
(2,041)
102
(2,107)
93
(1,931)
107
(2,227)
112
(2,330)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(121.3)
3
(61.1)
3
(61.5)
6
(123.6)
9
(186.0)
1
(20.8)
5
(100.9)
1
(20.3)
5
(102.8)
1
(20.6)
2
(41.3)
3
(62.3)
4
(83.3)
11
(228.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)210.8148.4160.1178.1149.6202.6160.3168.1136.0174.6125.8128.7186.7188.1

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City-data.com crime index in Luray, VA

Crime rate in Luray detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (28.4%), German (12.4%), English (10.3%), Irish (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1812

Elevation: 789 feet

Land area: 4.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,015 people per square mile   (low).

Luray, Virginia map

192 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This town:

3.9%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,406 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,826 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dale City, VA (60.1 miles , pop. 55,971).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (79.6 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (199.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stanley, VA (2.6 miles ),
Mount Jackson, VA (3.4 miles ),
New Market, VA (3.4 miles ),
Sperryville, VA (3.5 miles ),
Edinburg, VA (3.5 miles ),
Woodstock, VA (3.9 miles ),
Shenandoah, VA (3.9 miles ),
Washington, VA (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 38.66 N, Longitude: 78.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,447 (+29.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,040 (54.1%)

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Luray, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Luray, VA in 2017
Luray satellite photo by USGS

Luray tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Luray, VA
Historical housing units in Luray, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +189 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Luray, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (14.5%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Apparel (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (17.9%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Luray, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Luray, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Luray, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 52.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.303. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.303
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.75. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.75
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Luray-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Luray town center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Luray-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from Luray center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from Luray center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 299.0 miles away from Luray center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.2 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 Page County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Luray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Luray:

  • PAGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 200 MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • PAGE MEM HOSP HH CARE (200 MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • MONTVUE NURSING HOME (30 MONTVUE DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Luray:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luray:

  • James Madison University (about 28 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,727)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 28 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 38 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • Shenandoah University (about 39 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Germanna Community College (about 42 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 46 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)

Public high school in Luray:

  • LURAY HIGH (Students: 681, Location: 243 BULLDOG DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Luray:

  • MT CARMEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 116, Location: 2331 US HIGHWAY BUS 340, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Luray:

  • LURAY ELEM (Students: 733, Location: 555 FIRST ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • LURAY MIDDLE (Students: 424, Location: 14 LURAY AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Luray

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Luray: Page County Courthouse (A), Page County Sheriffs Office (B), Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad (C), Luray Fire Dept (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: East Luray Shopping Center (1), Jamesway Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Luray include: Bethel Baptist Church (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), Luray Christian Church (C), Luray United Methodist Church (D), Main Street Baptist Church (E), Mount Carmel Baptist Church (F), Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church (G), Saint Johns Free Baptist Church (H), Saint Marks Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Old County Cemetery (2), Green Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Luray Valley Farm Museum (629 West Main Street), Page County Heritage Museums (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 223 Hamburg Road), Luray Reptile Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1087 US Highway 211 West), C & D Tours (Tours & Charters; 1218 East Main Street).

Hotels: Budget Inn (320 W Main St), Best Western Intown of Luray (410 West Main Street), Gallery Restaurant (Highway 211 Bypass East), Allstar Lodging & Property (21 Wallace Ave), Hillside Motel (1460 US Highway 211), Cavern Inn Motel (Highway 211 East), Alexander's Restaurant (410 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Edward Almond - Army general, Thomas Jordan (general) - Confederate Army general, William Alexander Harris (Kansas) - Politician, Floyd Baker - Baseball player.

Page County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

PARKHURST INN RESTAURANT (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EGYPT BEND ESTATES (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-04-2006)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
MOOSE FAMILY CENTER LODGE #1413 (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SHERIDAN SCHOOL MOUNTAIN CAMPUS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHENANDOAH RIVER LODGE (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SNP-PINEY RIVER/MATHEWS ARM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
SNP-DUNDO (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • SNP-SIMMONS GAP (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-PINNACLES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-LEWIS MOUNTAIN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-DICKEY RIDGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-LOFT MOUNTAIN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-PANORAMA/THORNTON GAP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-SWIFT RUN GAP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-SOUTH RIVER PICNIC GROUNDS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNP-ELKWALLOW (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Luray in 2010:

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Luray in 2000:

  • 96 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 42 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Luray (2011 data):

  • Blue Ridge Bank: East End Branch at 612 East Main Street, branch established on 1974/06/18; at 17 West Main Street, branch established on 1893/04/14. Info updated 2011/11/15: Bank assets: $198.9 mil, Deposits: $163.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank: Luray Branch at 700 East Main Street, branch established on 2006/07/05. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $566.0 mil, Deposits: $436.0 mil, headquarters in Timberville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Bank Corp.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Luray Branch at 1402 Us Hwy 211 W, branch established on 2006/01/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Luray Branch at 20 East Luray Shopping Center, branch established on 1959/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank: Luray Branch at 800 East Main Street, branch established on 1989/08/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $164.5 mil, Deposits: $134.0 mil, headquarters in Stanley, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Pioneer Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Luray:

Marital status in Luray, VA
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Luray:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Luray
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luray, VA (based on Page County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,98724
Evangelical Protestant3,65026
Catholic3501
Other1754
None15,880-
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: 4
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Page County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Page County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Page County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Page County:

17.9%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Luray:

55.6%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.0%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.3%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Luray:

4.8%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Luray:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.8%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Luray:

61.7%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Luray:

78.6%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Luray, VA 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
Police Protection - Officers 11$41,972$45,7883$4,978
Sewerage 7$25,035$42,9170$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,392$34,7840$0
Water Supply 6$18,154$36,3080$0
Financial Administration 5$13,306$31,9341$2,436
Streets and Highways 5$14,864$35,6741$1,054
Other Government Administration 3$19,008$76,0320$0
Police - Other 2$5,716$34,2961$288
Totals for Government 45$155,447$41,4536$8,756

Luray government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $116,000 ($24.08)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($7.47)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,572,000 ($326.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,249,000 ($259.29)
    Police Protection: $1,097,000 ($227.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $883,000 ($183.31)
    Water Utilities: $653,000 ($135.56)
    Central Staff Services: $355,000 ($73.70)
    General Public Buildings: $340,000 ($70.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($53.35)
    Financial Administration: $219,000 ($45.46)
    General - Other: $99,000 ($20.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000 ($16.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $187,000 ($38.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,934,000 ($401.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $265,000 ($55.01)

Luray government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,355,000 ($281.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000 ($55.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($5.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($6.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($5.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($4.15)
    Rents: $12,000 ($2.49)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,012,000 ($210.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $952,000 ($197.63)
    Other: $196,000 ($40.69)
  • Tax - Property: $1,154,000 ($239.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $707,000 ($146.77)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $258,000 ($53.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $183,000 ($37.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $179,000 ($37.16)
    Other License: $155,000 ($32.18)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $147,000 ($30.52)
    Motor Vehicle License: $58,000 ($12.04)
    Public Utility License: $27,000 ($5.61)

Luray government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,295,000 ($1514.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,968,000 ($1446.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $436,000 ($90.51)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000 ($22.63)

Luray government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,766,000 ($574.22)
Businesses in Luray, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Luray:

  • WRAA (1330 AM; 1 kW; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WSVG (790 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT JACKSON, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION LLC)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luray:

  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFT (103.9 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAZR (93.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WOTC (88.3 FM; EDINBURG, VA; Owner: VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH - CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WLTK (103.3 FM; NEW MARKET, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Luray:

  • WHSV-TV (Channel 3; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W38AV (Channel 38; LURAY, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV CORP.)
  • WAZT-CA (Channel 10; WOODSTOCK, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
Luray fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Luray fatal accident list:

May 25, 2015 01:17 PM, Us-211, Wallace Ave, Lat: 38.676111, Lon: -78.425833, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Aug 10, 2009 05:52 PM, Luray Ave, Third St, Lat: 38.658847, Lon: -78.452747, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 5, 1992 01:25 PM, Rt211, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 16, 1988 05:08 AM, 211, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 25, 1986 10:26 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 14, 1982 10:38 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 12, 1977 12:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 486ft / 148mTotal length
  • $3,640,000Total costs
  • 106,283Total average daily traffic
  • 1,927Total average daily truck traffic
  • 149,071Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Luray, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Luray, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Luray)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Luray, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Luray)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Luray)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 23
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 7
Fire incident types in Luray, VA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Luray, VA
Most common first names in Luray, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11373.8 years
Mary9681.4 years
James9471.9 years
John8874.0 years
Charles7373.4 years
Robert7072.4 years
George6575.2 years
Ruth4681.4 years
Virginia4181.7 years
Joseph3975.0 years
Most common last names in Luray, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7277.7 years
Good6174.8 years
Campbell5873.0 years
Fox5778.0 years
Sours5677.6 years
Jenkins5373.2 years
Judd5278.6 years
Griffith5176.3 years
Smith5074.8 years
Cave4774.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Luray, VA
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 18.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Luray, VA
  • 77.1%Electricity
  • 13.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Luray compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Luray on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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