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0.17% growth
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5.16% growth
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0.95% growth
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1.45% decline


The economy of Staunton, VA employs 11,404 people. The economy of Staunton, VA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.94; 1.71; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Staunton, VA are Retail trade (1,934), Educational Services (1,822), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,664), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,708), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($45,833), and Finance & Insurance ($38,478).

Median household income in Staunton, VA is $42,948. Males in Staunton, VA have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,601. The income inequality of Staunton, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Staunton, VA. In Staunton city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,660. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Staunton, VA is from the county of Staunton city, VA.

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Staunton, VA is home to a population of 24,234 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Staunton, VA is composed of 19,806 White residents (81.7%), 2,680 Black residents (11.1%), 751 Two+ residents (3.1%), 655 Hispanic residents (2.7%), and 243 Asian residents (1%). The most common foreign languages in Staunton, VA are Spanish (440 speakers), Urdu (75 speakers), and Persian (66 speakers), but compared to other places, Staunton, VA has a relative high number of Urdu (75 speakers), Persian (66 speakers), and German (49 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Staunton, VA awarded 370 degrees. The student population of Staunton, VA is skewed towards females, with 27 male students and 343 female students. Most students in Staunton, VA are White (258 and 69.7%), followed by Black or African American (59 and 15.9%), Hispanic or Latino (23 and 6.22%), and Two or more races (10 and 2.7%). The largest universities in Staunton, VA by number of graduates are Mary Baldwin College (361 and 97.6%), Staunton School of Cosmetology (9 and 2.43%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Staunton, VA are General Business Administration & Management (38 and 10.3%), General Psychology (29 and 7.84%), and Social Work (20 and 5.41%). The median tuition costs in Staunton, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $30,240 and $30,240 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Staunton, VA is $163,000, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $165,400 to $163,000, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Staunton, VA is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Staunton, VA have an average commute time of 18.8 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.


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