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Staunton city, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 24,699 (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: 1253 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Staunton city: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (38.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Staunton city, VA (2017)
    • 19,73582.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,72611.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8913.7%Two or more races
    • 7143.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2621.1%Asian alone
    • 750.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 370.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 11,144  (45.1%)
Females: 13,555  (54.9%)
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Average household size:
Staunton city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,444 ($32,941 in 1999)
This county:

$46,444
Virginia:

$71,535

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $704 (lower quartile is $515, upper quartile is $898)
This county:

$704
State:

$1005


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $202,519 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Staunton city:

$202,519
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $134,484 - $270,559

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $224,794
Here:

$224,794
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $207,293
Here:

$207,293
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $226,074
Here:

$226,074
State:

$281,083

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $379,666
Here:

$379,666
State:

$312,958

Mobile homes: $23,064
Here:

$23,064
State:

$70,345

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,134
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $411

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 2017: $1,505 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,686 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Staunton city, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Staunton city, VA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Staunton city, VA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
Staunton city:

14.7%
Virginia:

10.6%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Black residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for American Indian residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 9.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.1 years old
(Males: 42.3 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.5 years old, Black residents: 34.9 years old, American Indian residents: 46.7 years old, Asian residents: 21.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 35.6 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Virginia:

3.0%

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: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 801 (39.2% naturalized citizens)

Staunton city:

3.2%
Whole state:

12.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4012010 or later
  • 2392000 to 2009
  • 1021990 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: 8,222
  • One, attached: 201
  • Two: 472
  • 3 or 4: 698
  • 5 to 9: 926
  • 10 to 19: 457
  • 20 to 49: 417
  • 50 or more: 533
  • Mobile homes: 61

Housing units in Staunton city with a mortgage: 3,864 (62 second mortgage, 403 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,319

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

68.9% 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 near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 264.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from Staunton city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Staunton city

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,004 (84.3%)
  • Carpooled: 583 (4.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 189 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 643 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 489 (4.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Other Middle Africa (14%)
  • Pakistan (13%)
  • Morocco (12%)
  • Jamaica (11%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Japan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Staunton city


  • American (21%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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 2014: 13.7

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 2013: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
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 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (418)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (304)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (275)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (257)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (231)
  • Unspecified dementia (214)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (186)
  • Congestive heart failure (133)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (122)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (88)

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: 24,699
  • In family households: 17,742 (3,147 male householders, 2,760 female householders)
    4,357 spouses, 5,867 children (5,373 natural, 145 adopted, 353 stepchildren), 360 grandchildren, 235 brothers or sisters, 189 parents, 283 other relatives, 503 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,626 (1,742 male householders (1,459 living alone)), 2,835 female householders (2,405 living alone)), 1,035 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,318

Size of family households: 3,304 2-persons, 1,112 3-persons, 1,014 4-persons, 359 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,866 1-person, 556 2-persons, 135 3-persons, 7 4-persons.

2,371 married couples with children.
1,644 single-parent households (368 men, 1,276 women).

95.4% of residents of Staunton city speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 30% 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:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Year house built in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 952014 or later
  • 2342010 to 2013
  • 1,5052000 to 2009
  • 9921990 to 1999
  • 6651980 to 1989
  • 1,5311970 to 1979
  • 1,7161960 to 1969
  • 1,6301950 to 1959
  • 9051940 to 1949
  • 2,5471939 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
  • 301 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 173 rooms
  • 3344 rooms
  • 9865 rooms
  • 1,5226 rooms
  • 1,2217 rooms
  • 8798 rooms
  • 1,1459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 771 room
  • 3852 rooms
  • 7233 rooms
  • 1,1714 rooms
  • 7225 rooms
  • 6456 rooms
  • 2407 rooms
  • 2428 rooms
  • 1069+ 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
  • 29no bedroom
  • 501 bedroom
  • 8872 bedrooms
  • 3,6873 bedrooms
  • 1,2014 bedrooms
  • 2305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Staunton city, Virginia
  • 86no bedroom
  • 1,1231 bedroom
  • 1,7532 bedrooms
  • 1,1343 bedrooms
  • 1934 bedrooms
  • 185+ 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
  • 69no vehicle
  • 1,7881 vehicle
  • 2,6192 vehicles
  • 1,0503 vehicles
  • 4594 vehicles
  • 1725+ 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
  • 626no vehicle
  • 2,1991 vehicle
  • 1,2692 vehicles
  • 1443 vehicles
  • 334 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

83.2% of Staunton city residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Virginia.

Staunton city:

83.2%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 15,414
  • Other state: 8,139
  • Northeast: 2,454
  • Midwest: 1,382
  • South: 3,435
  • West: 864
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
  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 37.1%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 444
Here:

21.6%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 93
Here:

9.0%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 628
Here:

46.9%
Virginia:

19.8%

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