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Staunton, Virginia

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The location of Staunton

Welcome to Staunton ...

The location of Staunton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Staunton: STANN-tun<2>

When the people of Staunton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Stautonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Staunton has a population of 24,922 people<4> (see below for details).

The city of Staunton was established in 1747.

Staunton is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Staunton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Staunton: (540)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Staunton had a population of 23,746 people.

The population of Staunton represents 0.3% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,746 people, the population of Staunton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,853 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Staunton had an population of 24,922 people. This is an increase of 4.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.48% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Staunton.

Communities Also Named Staunton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Staunton: This one is located in and the other is located in Augusta County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 11 communities that are also named Staunton - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (2) and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Staunton.

Websites for Staunton ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Staunton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Staunton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Staunton. Our list includes 72 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Staunton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Staunton ...

Looking for more information about Staunton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Staunton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Staunton.

Communities near Staunton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Waynesboro   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Staunton

Located in Waynesboro City

Bridgewater   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the North (N) of Staunton

Located in Rockingham County

Grottoes   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Staunton

Located in Augusta County

Dayton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the North (N) of Staunton

Located in Rockingham County

Craigsville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the West (W) of Staunton

Located in Augusta County

Mount Crawford   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Staunton

Located in Rockingham County

Arbor Hill   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Staunton

Located in Augusta County

Verona   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Staunton

Located in Augusta County

Fishersville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Staunton

Located in Augusta County

Stuarts Draft   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the South (S) of Staunton

Located in Augusta County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Staunton.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Staunton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Staunton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Staunton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Staunton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Staunton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Staunton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Staunton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Staunton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staunton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1496, Longitude: -79.0717     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Staunton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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