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Staunton city, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 24,666 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 23,853 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,064
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,132
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,938
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,284 (it was 3,738 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

33%

Land area: 20 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1252 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Staunton city: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.6%), Retail trade (12.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Staunton city, VA (2019)
    • 19,74880.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,73911.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7943.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7112.9%Two or more races
    • 3521.4%Asian alone
    • 720.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 320.1%Some other race alone
    • 270.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 11,285  (45.8%)
Females: 13,381  (54.2%)
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Average household size:
Staunton city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,194 ($32,941 in 1999)
This county:

$54,194
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $729 (lower quartile is $529, upper quartile is $929)
This county:

$729
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $178,715 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Staunton city:

$178,715
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,061 - $265,416

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $277,365
Here:

$277,365
State:

$377,025

Townhouses or other attached units: $234,958
Here:

$234,958
State:

$384,010

In 2-unit structures: $341,057
Here:

$341,057
State:

$299,685

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,173
Here:

$217,173
State:

$344,101

Mobile homes: $124,346
Here:

$124,346
State:

$76,756

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,200
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $422

Institutionalized population: 458
Staunton city, VA map from a distance
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,499 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,557 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Staunton city, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Staunton city, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Staunton city, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
Staunton city:

10.4%
Virginia:

9.9%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.2% for American Indian residents, 6.9% for other race residents, 2.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.1 years old
(Males: 40.9 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 37.6 years old, American Indian residents: 43.8 years old, Asian residents: 38.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 32.8 years old)

Area name: Augusta County-Staunton city-Waynesboro city, VA HUD Nonmetro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Staunton city is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $808 a month.

Staunton city has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: San Juan County, Utah , Lincoln County, West Virginia , Hinsdale County, Colorado , Crawford County, Missouri , Fluvanna County , King and Queen County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Staunton city, VA

Current college students: 1,387
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 936 (39.4% naturalized citizens)

Staunton city:

3.8%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5552010 or later
  • 1252000 to 2009
  • 1191990 to 1999
  • 921980 to 1989
  • 891970 to 1979
  • 194Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.9%

Staunton city marital status for males Staunton city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,132
  • One, attached: 367
  • Two: 460
  • 3 or 4: 598
  • 5 to 9: 677
  • 10 to 19: 797
  • 20 to 49: 344
  • 50 or more: 523
  • Mobile homes: 92

Housing units in Staunton city with a mortgage: 4,069 (21 second mortgage, 392 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,073

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Staunton city:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Staunton city:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

14.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Staunton city:

10.4%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Staunton city:

26.9%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
State:

18.6%

Earthquake activity:

Staunton city-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from Staunton city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 160.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Staunton city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Staunton city

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,852 (85.4%)
  • Carpooled: 730 (6.3%)
  • Bus: 28 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 36 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 58 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 393 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 411 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Korea (15%)
  • Jamaica (9%)
  • Morocco (7%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Staunton city


  • English (15%)
  • German (13%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • African (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Staunton city, Virginia in 2000:

  • 764 people in state prisons
  • 668 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 475 people in nursing homes
  • 235 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 196 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 109 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 75 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 48 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 26 people in institutions for the blind
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in halfway houses
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Staunton city, Virginia in 2010:

  • 594 people in college/university student housing
  • 277 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 139 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 74 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,177.

10.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.81%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.66% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($30,363 average AGI)
2.16% relocated from other states ($8,004 average AGI)
Staunton city:

2.16%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Augusta County, VA  3.95% ($36,845 average AGI)
from Waynesboro city, VA  0.86% ($29,116)
from Rockingham County, VA  0.55% ($33,218)
from Harrisonburg city, VA  0.47% ($38,553)
from Albemarle County, VA  0.32% ($58,688)


10.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.40%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.29% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($31,845 average AGI)
2.11% relocated to other states ($9,130 average AGI)
Staunton city:

2.11%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Augusta County, VA  4.46% ($40,932 average AGI)
to Waynesboro city, VA  1.03% ($29,735)
to Rockingham County, VA  0.33% ($38,848)
to Harrisonburg city, VA  0.28% ($32,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Staunton city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Staunton city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Staunton city
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Staunton city
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Staunton city
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Staunton city
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Staunton city
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Staunton city
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Staunton city

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,921 (4,014 aged, 907 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 330 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Staunton city, Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (515)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (393)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (368)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (343)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (325)
  • Unspecified dementia (283)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (183)
  • Congestive heart failure (86)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (75)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,063
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,191
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 86
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 133

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 164.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,666
  • Male householders: 5,255 (1,617 living alone), Female householders: 5,478 (2,429 living alone)
  • 4,396 spouses (4,333 opposite-sex spouses), 776 unmarried partners, (768 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,401 children (5,021 natural, 106 adopted, 273 stepchildren), 627 grandchildren, 68 brothers or sisters, 304 parents, 20 foster children, 227 other relatives, 777 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,358

Size of family households: 3,052 2-persons, 1,299 3-persons, 1,218 4-persons, 279 5-persons, 141 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,041 1-person, 548 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

2,521 married couples with children.
1,366 single-parent households (296 men, 1,070 women).

94.5% of residents of Staunton city speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $176,602,000 ($7,408 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,154,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,074,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,030,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $432,000
Federal grants: $25,720,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,707,000 ($14,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,639,000 ($2,597,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $292,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,821,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,332,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,420
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,603
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -301
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Staunton city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Year house built in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 4442014 or later
  • 1342010 to 2013
  • 1,3792000 to 2009
  • 7871990 to 1999
  • 8971980 to 1989
  • 1,6091970 to 1979
  • 1,8251960 to 1969
  • 1,6261950 to 1959
  • 9111940 to 1949
  • 2,3191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 51 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 4124 rooms
  • 1,1165 rooms
  • 1,4056 rooms
  • 9977 rooms
  • 7808 rooms
  • 1,3509+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 1261 room
  • 3582 rooms
  • 7063 rooms
  • 1,3074 rooms
  • 7625 rooms
  • 7526 rooms
  • 2497 rooms
  • 2608 rooms
  • 959+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 5no bedroom
  • 901 bedroom
  • 9522 bedrooms
  • 3,5063 bedrooms
  • 1,2764 bedrooms
  • 2705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 121no bedroom
  • 1,1001 bedroom
  • 2,0342 bedrooms
  • 1,1833 bedrooms
  • 1264 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Staunton city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Staunton city in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Staunton city in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 166no vehicle
  • 1,7521 vehicle
  • 2,2872 vehicles
  • 1,0503 vehicles
  • 6884 vehicles
  • 1915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Staunton city in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Staunton city in renter-occupied apartments
  • 652no vehicle
  • 2,2631 vehicle
  • 1,3322 vehicles
  • 2653 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 565+ vehicles

81.1% of Staunton city residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Virginia.

Staunton city:

81.1%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,338
  • Other state: 8,031
  • Northeast: 2,770
  • Midwest: 1,265
  • South: 3,186
  • West: 814
Year householders moved into unit in Staunton city, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Staunton city
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 36.2%Electricity
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.5%Electricity
  • 40.0%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

17.1%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 132
Here:

13.9%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 535
Here:

57.0%
Virginia:

20.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:

  • Total number of recipients: 656
  • Number of aged recipients: 75
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 581
  • Number of recipients under 18: 58
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 445
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 153
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 298
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 244
Most common first names in Staunton city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary46479.5 years
William38473.1 years
John32572.4 years
James31572.9 years
Charles23572.5 years
Robert23171.1 years
Margaret18679.0 years
George16072.7 years
Virginia15779.2 years
Helen14879.0 years
Most common last names in Staunton city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19375.0 years
Miller13874.1 years
Johnson13674.9 years
Campbell11371.5 years
Jones10777.5 years
Brown10573.5 years
Harris8376.0 years
Simmons7774.5 years
Davis7375.9 years
Fitzgerald7373.3 years