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Staunton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Staunton had a population of 25,003 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Staunton: Augusta Court House, Mill Place.

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Staunton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,003
Daytime Population: Workers 13,141
Daytime Population: Residents 13,365
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,506
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 23,722
Population in Familes 17,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,281
Population Density2 1,252
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $46,273
Average Household Income $60,443
Per Capita Income $28,211


Total Housing Units 12,504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,174 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,825 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,505 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $173,394
Average Home Value $224,344


Total Households 10,999
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 6,189
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.75%
Households 0.67% 0.77%
Families 0.47% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2017 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 Density # 203 66th
Diversity Index # 371 37th
Median Household Income # 343 42nd
Per Capita Income # 252 58th

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