Luray, VA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,871. Estimated population in July 2005: 4,865 (-0.1% change)
Males: 2,269 (46.6%), Females: 2,602 (53.4%)

Page County

Zip code: 22835

Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $34,306 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,700 (year 2000)

Races in Luray:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Black (5.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (19.9%), German (17.8%), English (8.6%), Irish (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Scottish (2.1%).

Elevation: 789 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Luray

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Luray town

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +189 (+4.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Luray:

  • PAGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (200 MEMORIAL DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Luray:

  • SHENANDOAH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; WOODSTOCK, VA)
  • WARREN MEMORIAL HOSP (about 27 miles; FRONT ROYAL, VA)
  • ROCKINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Luray:

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 37 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; ID: CHO)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 42 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; ID: SHD)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 72 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Luray:

  • LURAY CAVERNS (about 4 miles; LURAY, VA; ID: W45)
  • NEW MARKET (about 18 miles; NEW MARKET, VA; ID: 8W2)
  • FRONT ROYAL-WARREN COUNTY (about 23 miles; FRONT ROYAL, VA; ID: FRR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luray:

  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 14,447)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; FT enrollment: 2,030)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 45 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • SHEPHERD COLLEGE (about 70 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE (about 73 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 3,731)

Schools

Public high school in Luray:

  • LURAY HIGH (Students: 637; Location: 14 LURAY AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
Private high school in Luray:

  • MT CARMEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: P O BOX 31; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Luray:

  • LURAY ELEM. (Students: 753; Location: 555 FIRST ST; Grades: KG – 07)
  • PAGE COUNTY TECHNICAL CTR (Location: 525 MIDDLEBURG RD; Grades: 00 – 00)