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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,234
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+11,224
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,017
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,132
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,932

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,775
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone37%
Median Gross Rent$799
Median House Value$163,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
German17.4%
Irish11%
English10.2%
Italian4.8%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish2.6%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Arab1%
African0.9%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Staunton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Staunton city, Staunton City
Standard Zip Codes24401
P.O. Box Zip Codes24402
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.15
Approximate 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)

StationSTAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationCHARLOTTESVILLE 2 W
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationLEXINGTON
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgewater5,906$74,091
Craigsville1,143$39,750
Dayton1,633$59,375
Grottoes2,751$61,107
Mount Crawford419$70,625
Waynesboro21,366$56,379

Staunton Public Libraries

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

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Staunton Public Schools

Shenandoah Valley Reg Alternative Ed/genesis
1825 Richmond Road
ZIP: 24001
(540) 213-6507
A. R. Ware Elem
330 Grubert Avenue
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-3938
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Bessie Weller Elem
600 Greenville Ave
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-3940
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Beverley Manor Elem
116 Cedar Green Rd
ZIP: 24401
(540) 885-8024
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Beverley Manor Middle
58 Cedar Green Rd
ZIP: 24401
(540) 886-5806
Middle
Total Enrollment 731
Riverheads Elem
17 Howardsville Rd
ZIP: 24401
(540) 337-2535
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Riverheads High
19 Howardsville Rd
ZIP: 24401
(540) 337-1921
High
Total Enrollment 488
Robert E. Lee High
1200 N Coalter St
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-3926
High
Total Enrollment 775
Shelburne Middle
300 Grubert Ave
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-3930
Middle
Total Enrollment 571
Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Home
110 Montgomery Ave.
ZIP: 24401
(540) 886-6241
Staunton Preschool Programs
Dixon Educational Center, 1751 Shutterlee Mill Road
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-3934
Primary
Total Enrollment 84
Thomas C. Mcswain Elem
1101 N Coalter St
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-3936
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Virginia School For Blind
100 New Hope Road
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-9014
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Virginia School For Deaf
100 New Hope Road
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-9014
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Western St. Hosp. Ed. Pr.
1301 Richmond Avenue
ZIP: 24401
(540) 332-2126
Other
Ccca
1355 Richmond Road
ZIP: 24402
(540) 332-2126
Other

Staunton Private Schools

C F Richards Jr Academy
414 Sterling St
ZIP: 24401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Grace Christian School
19 S Market St
ZIP: 24401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 297
Liberty Point Behavioral Healthcare
1110 Montgomery Ave
ZIP: 24401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Raw Learning
2807b N Augusta St
ZIP: 24401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
Stuart Hall
235 W Frederick St
ZIP: 24401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 303
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