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Staunton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Staunton had a population of 25,487 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Staunton is located at latitude 38.1581 and longitude -79.0615 in Staunton (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Staunton (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Staunton (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,391 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Staunton are located in Staunton (city) County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Augusta County.

The City of Staunton (GNIS ID: 1789075) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Staunton 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 Staunton: Augusta Court House, Mill Place.

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Staunton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,487
Population in Households 23,949
Population in Familes 17,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,538
Population Density1 1,276
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 11,019
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 6,229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,321 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,698 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,476 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $171,255
Average Home Value $219,415


Median Household Income $44,189
Average Household Income $58,301
Per Capita Income $27,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 0.85%
Households 0.81% 0.81%
Families 0.65% 0.7%
Median Household Income   -1.76%
Per Capita Income   0.36%
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.

Staunton, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Staunton to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 43 93rd
Population Density1 # 200 66th
Diversity Index2 # 369 38th
Median Household Income # 350 41st
Per Capita Income # 257 57th

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