Staunton, VA
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Staunton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,416 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Staunton is the 38th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Staunton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Staunton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Staunton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Staunton who work in office and administrative support (12.19%), sales jobs (11.32%), and teaching (9.47%).

The education level of Staunton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.46% of adults in Staunton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Staunton in 2010 was $25,255, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,020 for a family of four. However, Staunton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Staunton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Staunton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Staunton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Staunton include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Staunton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.