Introduction to Staunton, Illinois

Located in Macoupin county, Staunton, Illinois, is 32 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and 37 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Staunton History

Staunton was founded on January 17, 1829, though the area was originally inhabited by the Illinoisan Indians. The county itself was created out of the merger of both Madison and Greene Counties and was named for the Macoupin Creek. Staunton was officially incorporated as a city in 1859.

Staunton and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Bethalto Historical Museum
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Chauntilon - Demenil Mansion

Things To Do In Staunton

The Alton Museum of History and Art, Bethalto Historical Museum, Chauntilon - Demenil Mansion, Cahokia Mounds, and Scott Joplin House State Historic Site are in the area. The city is also home to many churches such as the Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church, Saint Michaels Catholic Church, and Zion Lutheran Church. The Beaver Dam State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, and hiking. The park also includes scenic picnic areas, playgrounds, and an archery range.

Staunton Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Lambert - St Louis International Airport.

Staunton Higher Education

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Southwestern Illinois College, and Lewis and Clark Community College are the higher education schools in the area.


Total Population 4,965
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 22.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,123
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $39,867
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,600


Median Family Income $67,847
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $615
Median House Value $98,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Staunton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62088
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.012
Longitude -89.791

Staunton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Staunton Public Libraries

Staunton P.l.
Staunton, Illinois
(618) 635-3852

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Staunton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(618) 635-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Staunton High Schools

Serves 406 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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