Staunton, VA

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Population

24,273

0.161% growth

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$46,435

8.12% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

11,848

3.89% growth

Median Property Value

$162,500

0.307% decline

About

In 2017, Staunton, VA had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $46,435. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Staunton, VA grew from 24,234 to 24,273, a 0.161% increase and its median household income grew from $42,948 to $46,435, a 8.12% increase.

The population of Staunton, VA is 81.4% White Alone, 11.1% Black or African American Alone, and 3.42% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Staunton, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Staunton, VA are Mary Baldwin University (353 degrees awarded in 2016) and Staunton School of Cosmetology (18 degrees).

The median property value in Staunton, VA is $162,500, and the homeownership rate is 57.5%. Most people in Staunton, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Staunton, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Staunton, VA employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Staunton, VA are Educational Services (1,909 people), Retail Trade (1,861 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,716 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,844), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,114), and Public Administration ($41,390).

Median household income in Staunton, VA is $46,435. Males in Staunton, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Staunton, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,435

2017 value

± $3,006

8.12%

1 Year Growth

± 8.36%

Households in Staunton, VA have a median annual income of $46,435, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,948 in 2016, which represents a 8.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Staunton, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5

  2. Census Tract 4

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Staunton, VA was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,043, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $52,073 and $51,384.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Staunton, VA (3.05k out of 23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,513 ± 340

  2. Black

    450 ± 164

  3. Hispanic

    112 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Staunton, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.8k

2017 Value

± 718

3.89%

1 Year growth

± 8.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Staunton, VA grew at a rate of 3.89%, from 11.4k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Staunton, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,602 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,379 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,143 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Staunton, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Staunton, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,602 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,379 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,143 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Staunton, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.26 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Staunton, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($135,588), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,963), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,464).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 718

3.89%

1 Year growth

± 8.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Staunton, VA grew at a rate of 3.89%, from 11.4k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Staunton, VA, are Educational Services (1,909 people), Retail Trade (1,861 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,716 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Staunton, VA, though some of these residents may live in Staunton, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Staunton, VA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,909 people), Retail Trade (1,861 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,716 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Staunton, VA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.83 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.74 times), and Retail Trade (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Staunton, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($59,844), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,114), and Public Administration ($41,390).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.1% of the population of Staunton, VA has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Staunton, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Staunton, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.92%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Staunton, VA declined by 16.7% from 11.9% to 9.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Staunton, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Staunton, VA is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Staunton, VA residents were born outside of the country (720 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Staunton, VA is composed of 19.8k White Alone residents (81.4%), 2.68k Black or African American Alone residents (11.1%), 831 Two or More Races residents (3.42%), 692 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.85%), 204 Asian Alone residents (0.84%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.206%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.185%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Staunton, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Staunton, VA was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Staunton, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Staunton, VA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    720 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Staunton, VA residents (720 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Staunton, VA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Staunton, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Staunton, VA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.8k ± 50

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.68k ± 271

  3. Two or More Races

    831 ± 290

In 2017, there were 7.37 times more White Alone residents (19.8k people) in Staunton, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.68k Black or African American Alone and 831 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Staunton, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Staunton, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Staunton, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Staunton, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    525 ± 138

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    268 ± 144

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    265 ± 159

Staunton, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Staunton, VA awarded 371 degrees. The student population of Staunton, VA is skewed towards women, with 180 male students and 1,591 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Staunton, VA are White (262 and 71.4%), followed by Black or African American (59 and 16.1%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 4.9%), and Asian (11 and 3%).

The largest universities in Staunton, VA by number of degrees awarded are Mary Baldwin University (353 and 95.1%) and Staunton School of Cosmetology (18 and 4.85%).

The most popular majors in Staunton, VA are General Business Administration & Management (44 and 11.9%), General Psychology (35 and 9.43%), and Teacher Education (28 and 7.55%).

The median tuition costs in Staunton, VA are $30,240 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Staunton, VA was Social Work with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Staunton, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 353 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$30,240

Median Private

In 2016, the Staunton, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mary Baldwin University with 353 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

30

Degrees Awarded to Men

341

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 30 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Staunton, VA, which is 0.088 times less than the 341 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    262 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Staunton, VA were to White students. These 262 degrees mean that there were 4.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Staunton, VA was $162,500 in 2017, which is 0.747 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,000 to $162,500, a 0.307% decrease. The homeownership rate in Staunton, VA is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Staunton, VA have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Staunton, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,435

Median Household Income

± $3,006

10.5k

Number of Households

± 650

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Staunton, VA grew to $46,435 from the previous year's value of $42,948.

The following chart displays the households in Staunton, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$162,500

2017 Median

± $6,613

$163,000

2016 Median

± $5,093

In 2017, the median property value in Staunton, VA declined from to $162,500 from the previous year's value of $163,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Staunton, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Staunton, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Staunton, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Staunton, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.5%

2017 Homeownership

58.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.5% of the housing units in Staunton, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Staunton, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Staunton, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Staunton, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Staunton, VA have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Staunton, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.05%

  3. Walked

    4.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Staunton, VA was Drove Alone (83.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.05%) and those who Walked (4.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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