Staunton, VA


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Staunton, VA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Staunton Housing Market Information

With a population of 24,416, 10,387 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $168,556, Staunton real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Staunton, accounting for 68.35% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Staunton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.50%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.03%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.64%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Staunton are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.79% owning and 46.21% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Staunton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 35.09% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Staunton include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.46%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 21.05%). There's also some housing in Staunton built between 2000 and later ( 13.40%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Staunton. Fully 11.84% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Staunton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Staunton real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Staunton Home Appreciation Rates

Staunton's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Staunton during the period has been just -1.26%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Staunton's appreciation rate, at 3.53%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Staunton's appreciation rate has been -1.74%, which annualizes to a rate of -6.79%.

Notably, Staunton's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Virginia, our data show that Staunton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Virginia.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Staunton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Staunton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Staunton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,039,000 0.3
$779,001 - $1,039,000 1.7
$519,001 - $779,000 1.7
$416,001 - $519,000 2.8
$312,001 - $416,000 8.0
$208,001 - $312,000 17.0
$104,001 - $208,000 51.9
$52,001 - $104,000 12.2
$0 - $52,000 4.4

Average for VA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
42.1598499941404 58.1717451523546

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Staunton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
49.07% 2.34% 5 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$969 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.79
Renters 46.21
Vacant 11.84

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.4
1970 - 1999 30.5
1940 - 1969 35.1
1939 or Older 21.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.4
Townhomes 1.6
Small Apt. Buildings 11.0
Apt. Complexes 18.5
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.50
1 Bedroom 10.65
2 Bedrooms 28.97
3 Bedrooms 41.53
4 Bedrooms 13.92
5 or more bedrooms 2.43