Luray, South Carolina

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Luray, South Carolina
Town
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
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 127
 • Density 123/sq mi (47.5/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 127 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Luray is located in west-central Hampton County at 32°48′49″N 81°14′22″W / 32.81361°N 81.23944°W / 32.81361; -81.23944 (32.813530, -81.239417).[4] U.S. Route 321 (Columbia Highway) passes through the town, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to Fairfax and south 4 miles (6 km) to Estill. South Carolina Highway 363 intersects US 321 at the northern border of Luray and heads east 9 miles (14 km) to Hampton, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Luray has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 131
1910 194 48.1%
1920 174 −10.3%
1930 188 8.0%
1940 162 −13.8%
1950 102 −37.0%
1960 102 0.0%
1970 72 −29.4%
1980 149 106.9%
1990 102 −31.5%
2000 115 12.7%
2010 127 10.4%
Est. 2016 121 [5] −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Luray town, South Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.