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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Luray is a town in Virginia with a population of 4,803. Luray is in Page County. Living in Luray offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Luray and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Luray are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Luray Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,227.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Luray

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,044
National
$55,322

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Luray Reviews

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Since moving to Luray in 2013, this town has swiftly became home to me. With the small town and close-knit community and atmosphere, I feel at home everywhere I go. We have charming restaurants & gift shops for locals and tourists, and everyone is warm and welcoming. People are kind regardless, but once they start to recognize your face and learn your name, you are practically family to many. As a teenager, I really resented the idea of moving here away from the life of suburbia. But now, I can't imagine living anywhere else!
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Small mountain tourist town, with friendly, genuine people, and beautiful sights. You can hike, see the caverns, go hunting (during designated seasons), and it isn't far away from the bigger town of Harrisonburg. There are also cute inns and motels to stay at while you're here.
Luray is a beautiful small town with many sights and sounds to explore. The Caverns are beautiful, the mountains are breathtaking, and the Shenandoah river rounds out this small quaint town.