Staunton, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Staunton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Staunton had a population of 24,924 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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

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Staunton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,924
Population in Households 23,827
Population in Familes 17,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,097
Population Density2 1,248
Diversity Index3 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,878
Average Household Income $63,402
Per Capita Income $29,541

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,321 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,744 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,416 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $176,384
Average Home Value $230,786
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,065
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 6,216
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.59% 0.74%
Households 0.66% 0.77%
Families 0.47% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

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, 2018 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 # 44 93rd
Population Density # 201 66th
Diversity Index # 374 37th
Median Household Income # 335 44th
Per Capita Income # 245 59th

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