Luray, South Carolina

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Luray, South Carolina
Location of Luray, South Carolina
Location of Luray, South Carolina
Coordinates: 32°48′49″N 81°14′22″W / 32.81361°N 81.23944°W / 32.81361; -81.23944Coordinates: 32°48′49″N 81°14′22″W / 32.81361°N 81.23944°W / 32.81361; -81.23944
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Hampton
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 115
 • Density 107.1/sq mi (41.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29932
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-43090[1]
GNIS feature ID 1246484[2]

Luray is a town in Hampton County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 115 at the 2000 census.


Luray is located at 32°48′49″N 81°14′22″W / 32.81361°N 81.23944°W / 32.81361; -81.23944 (32.813530, -81.239417).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 115 people, 45 households, and 27 families residing in the town. The population density was 107.1 people per square mile (41.5/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 48.4 per square mile (18.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.13% White, 33.91% African American, 0.87% Native American, 5.22% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $9,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,154. There were 32.0% of families and 32.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 46.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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