Luray, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luray, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Luray had a population of 208 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 Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luray is located at latitude 39.1149 and longitude -98.6921 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Luray (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,562 feet.

The City of Luray (GNIS ID: 2395785) 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.

The City of Luray is located within Township of Luray, a minor civil division (MCD) of Russell County.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luray: Leeson, Lura.

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


Total Population 208
Population in Households 208
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 641
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $58,654
Average Home Value $75,949


Median Household Income $41,281
Average Household Income $55,448
Per Capita Income $26,468
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 1.13%
Households 1.32% 0.96%
Families 0.52% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luray to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 430 36th
Population Density1 # 422 37th
Diversity Index2 # 525 22nd
Median Household Income # 500 26th
Per Capita Income # 233 65th

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