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 4,794 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Luray, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,794
Daytime Population: Workers 2,920
Daytime Population: Residents 2,716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,636
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 4,665
Population in Familes 3,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 1,009
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $49,592
Average Household Income $61,723
Per Capita Income $26,730


Total Housing Units 2,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,217 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 798 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $193,590
Average Home Value $213,363


Total Households 2,014
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,246
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.08%
Households -0.28% -0.06%
Families -0.45% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 # 193 68th
Population Density # 244 59th
Diversity Index # 458 23rd
Median Household Income # 314 47th
Per Capita Income # 289 51st

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