Staunton, Illinois

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Staunton, Illinois

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. The city has a population of 5,030 residents.

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.

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High Points

Staunton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Staunton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Staunton, Illinois

Comparing Staunton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 4 4
Public Transportation Use 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
People Living Alone 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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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
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Staunton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,030 100%
Male 2,405 47.8%
Female 2,625 52.2%
Under 18 1,287 25.6%
18+ 3,743 74.4%
65+ 930 18.5%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3
White 4,968 98.8%
African-American 5 0.1%
Asian 16 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 23 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37 0.7%

Estimated Staunton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,109
Growth 79
Growth % 1.6%

Staunton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.8%
Italian 13.6%
Irish 9.9%
US/American 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
English 4.7%
Polish 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Croatian 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Slavic 0.8%
British 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Staunton 5,030 $44,630
Livingston 825 $41,563
Mount Olive 2,150 $41,765
Sawyerville 295 $34,167
White City 221 $42,500
Williamson 251 $37,500
Wilsonville 604 $34,688

Staunton Public Libraries

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Staunton Hospitals

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(618) 635-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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