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Overview

Introduction to Staunton, Virginia

Staunton, Virginia is 54 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center) and 121 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The city has a population of 23,853.

Staunton History

William Beverley was an early landowner in this area who got surveyor Thomas Lewis to lay out the first plat of the town of Staunton in 1746. Staunton was established the following year and incorporated in 1871. It became an independent city in July, 1902. Staunton is recognized as the first city to adopt a city manager form of government in 1908.

Staunton and nearby Attractions

  • American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse
  • Artisans Center of Virginia
  • Dixie Theater
  • Oak Grove Theater
  • P. Buckley Moss Museum
  • Sunspots Studios and Glassblowing

Things To Do In Staunton

Staunton offers many exciting activities for everyone. The city has art galleries, museums, and facilities for outdoor activities. The Blackfriars Playhouse is a unique place which hosts a re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater. It features performances of Shakespearean and Renaissance drama throughout the year. Downtown Staunton has nine excellent art galleries. These galleries have sculpture, paintings, jewelry, blown glass, photography, and many other things.

Staunton Transportation

One can avail of flights from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.

Staunton Higher Education

Mary Baldwin College is the local college, and James Madison University and Washington and Lee University are some distance away.

People

Total Population 24,193
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 11,097
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,860
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,533
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,155

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,097
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $795
Median House Value $165,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 10.2%

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

Staunton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia
County
Standard Zip Codes 24401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 24402
Company Zip Codes 24407
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.15
Longitude -79.06

Staunton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station STAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 W
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station LEXINGTON
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridgewater 5,844 $62,483
Craigsville 1,164 $45,703
Dayton 1,654 $53,068
Grottoes 2,714 $60,925
Mount Crawford 431 $64,500
Waynesboro 21,150 $55,540

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

Staunton Public Libraries

Library
Staunton Public Library
1 CHURCHVILLE AVENUE
Staunton, Virginia
(540) 332-3902
Library Web Site

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Staunton Hospitals

WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
1301 RICHMOND AVENUE
(703) 332-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Staunton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ROBERT E. LEE HIGH
1200 N COALTER ST
540-332-3926
Serves 820 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

RIVERHEADS HIGH
19 HOWARDSVILLE RD
540-337-1921
Serves 495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR DEAF
EAST BEVERLEY STREET
540-332-9000
A Special Education School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR BLIND
EAST BEVERLEY STREET
540-332-9000
A Special Education School
Serves 27 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

WESTERN ST. HOSP. ED. PR.
1301 RICHMOND AVENUE
540-332-2126
A Special Education School

SHENANDOAH VALLEY REG ALTERNATIVE ED/GENESIS
1825 RICHMOND ROAD
540-332-3920
A Non-traditional School

COMMONWEALTH CTR FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
1355 RICHMOND ROAD
540-332-2126
A Special Education School

SHENANDOAH VALLEY JUVENILE DETENTION HOME
110 MONTGOMERY AVE.
540-886-6241
A Non-traditional School

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