Luray, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luray, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Luray had a population of 4,815 as of July 1, 2016. Luray ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luray is located at latitude 38.6642 and longitude -78.4545 in Page County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Luray (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Page County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Town of Luray (GNIS ID: 2391279) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Luray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Luray, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,815
Population in Households 4,686
Population in Familes 3,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 1,013
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,032
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,252 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $195,611
Average Home Value $215,080


Median Household Income $47,300
Average Household Income $59,379
Per Capita Income $25,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.05%
Households -0.18% -0.01%
Families -0.34% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Luray, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luray to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 195 67th
Population Density1 # 244 59th
Diversity Index2 # 448 24th
Median Household Income # 317 47th
Per Capita Income # 286 52nd

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