Staunton, Virginia Population 2021

25,672
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Staunton is a city located in Augusta County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Augusta County. With a 2020 population of 25,672, it is the 21st largest city in Virginia and the 1509th largest city in the United States . Staunton is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 8.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,746 in 2010. Staunton reached it's highest population of 25,672 in 2021. Spanning over 20 miles, Staunton has a population density of 1,289 people per square mile.

The average household income in Staunton is $69,203 with a poverty rate of 11.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $861 per month, and the median house value is $169,000. The median age in Staunton is 42.8 years, 40.7 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Staunton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Staunton was:

  • White: 83.40%
  • Black or African American: 11.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.18%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Staunton, Virginia is 25,672 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,562.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,746.

Staunton, Virginia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021124,1044920.40%
2020123,6124920.40%
2019123,1204920.40%
2018122,6288840.72%
2017121,7449970.82%
2016120,7477280.60%
2015120,0195500.46%
2014119,4693590.30%
2013119,1106470.54%
2012118,463-311-0.26%
2011118,7744600.39%
2010118,3140.00%

Staunton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,37683.40%
Black or African American2,75411.27%
Two or More Races7773.18%
Asian3371.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.34%
Some Other Race730.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.13%
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Staunton Population by Race

Staunton Population Pyramid $2021

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Staunton Median Age

42.8


Total

40.7


Male

44.1


Female

Staunton Adults

There are 19,802 adults, (5,126 of whom are seniors) in Staunton.

Staunton Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Staunton Sex Ratio

Female

13,261

54.28%

Male

11,171

45.72%

Staunton Population by Age

Staunton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Staunton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All57.3%42.7%
Female48%52%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Male40.6%59.4%

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Staunton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5972.1857.3
Non Family4,5591.1946.5
Married4,3702.9272.8
Female1,2792.9748
Male3892.8240.6

2.81

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Staunton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5383.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,2727.21%
High School Graduate5,26129.82%
Some College3,43819.49%
Associates Degree1,2457.06%
Bachelors Degree3,11417.65%
Graduate Degree2,77615.73%
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Staunton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Staunton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,96513,6135,323
Black1,7921,460387
Hispanic36229657
2+ Races26322212
Asian220220111
Native American6131
Other Race37299
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.45%.

Staunton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,772$41,406$33,399
Less Than 9th Grade$25,382$26,250$
High School Graduate$30,477$34,924$24,566
Some College$35,705$40,139$30,781
Bachelors Degree$43,317$46,285$42,676
Graduate Degree$52,108$69,583$44,890

$37,772

Average Earnings

$41,406

Average Male

$33,399

Average Female

Staunton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Staunton Language by Age

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Staunton Language

94.61% of Staunton residents speak only English, while 5.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Staunton Language

Staunton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,0661,96410.30%
Black2,38843218.09%
Hispanic59812020.07%
Native754357.33%
Multiple710172.39%
Asian30672.29%
Other5347.55%

11.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.38%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Staunton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Staunton is Native, with 57.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Staunton is Asian, with 2.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.59%.

Staunton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.82%
High School14.27%
Some College8.69%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

Staunton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed24.41%
Female Unemployed24.17%
Female Employed7.97%
Male Employed3.35%

Staunton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Staunton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,611$69,203
Families$71,182$84,790
Married Families$82,977-
Non Families$32,557$45,654
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Income by Household Type

Staunton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Staunton Married by Age and Sex

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Staunton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Staunton Marital Status by Race

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Staunton Marital Status

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1,764

Number of Veterans

1,487

Male Veterans

277

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam490
First Gulf War388
Second Gulf War341
Korea151
World War II120

Staunton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54534
75+477
65 to 74354
55 to 64276
18 to 34123

Staunton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5369.14%
Black1888.76%
Hispanic427.98%
2+ Races276.12%
Other Race1322.41%

Staunton Veterans by Race

Staunton Veterans by Education

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6.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Staunton Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Staunton Employment by Age

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Staunton Employment by Race

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Staunton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.97%

Born in Staunton

96.28%

Native Born

3.72%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.28% of Staunton residents were born in the United States, with 61.97% having been born in Virginia. 2.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Staunton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,6723701.46%
202025,3023701.48%
201924,9323701.51%
201824,5622370.97%
201724,3251690.70%
201624,156-29-0.12%
201524,185-98-0.40%
201424,2831820.76%
201324,1012921.23%
201223,809-214-0.89%
201124,0232861.20%
201023,737-116-0.05%
200023,853-608-0.25%
199024,4612,6041.13%
198021,857-2,647-1.14%
197024,5042,2720.98%
196022,2322,3051.10%
195019,9276,5904.10%
194013,3371,3471.07%
193011,9901,3671.22%
192010,623190.02%
191010,6043,3153.82%
19007,2893140.44%
18906,9753110.46%
18806,6641,5442.67%
18705,1201,2452.83%
18603,8750.00%

Staunton Population by Year