Luray, VA
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Luray is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 4,828 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Luray is the 126th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Luray isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Luray are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Luray is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Luray who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), sales jobs (11.73%), and food service (9.08%).

Of important note, Luray is also a town of artists. Luray has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Luray’s character.

Being a small town, Luray does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Luray who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.83% of the adults in Luray have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Luray in 2010 was $22,191, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,764 for a family of four. However, Luray contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Luray home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Luray residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Luray include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Luray is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.