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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Staunton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 sales jobs (12.09%), office and administrative support (11.89%), and teaching (9.83%).
In terms of college education, Staunton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.33% of adults in Staunton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Staunton in 2010 was $25,182, 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 $100,728 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, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Staunton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.