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Welcome to Staunton ...

The pronunciation of Staunton: STANN-tun<1>

When the people of Staunton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Stautonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Staunton has a population of 24,916 people<3> (see below for details).

The city of Staunton was established in 1747.

Staunton is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Staunton: (540)

Websites for Staunton ...

Official Website: www.staunton.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Staunton had an population of 24,916 people. This is an increase of 4.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.46% since the 2000 Census).

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

The population of Staunton represents 0.3% of the total 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).

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.

Communities near Staunton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Staunton.

  • Waynesboro [Waynesboro City]
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    • Waynesboro [Waynesboro City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Staunton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,741 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<6>
  • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
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    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Staunton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,162 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<6>
  • Grottoes [Augusta County]
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    • Grottoes [Augusta County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Staunton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,864 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grottoes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<6>
  • Dayton [Rockingham County]
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    • Dayton [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Staunton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,642 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Craigsville [Augusta County]
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      • Craigsville [Augusta County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Staunton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<6>
    • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County]
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      • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Staunton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Crawford<6>
    • Arbor Hill [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbor Hill
      • Arbor Hill [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Staunton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbor Hill
    • Verona [Augusta County]
    • Fishersville [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
      • Fishersville [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Staunton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<6>
    • Stuarts Draft [Augusta County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Staunton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Staunton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Staunton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Staunton. Our list includes 72 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Staunton: www.staunton.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Staunton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Staunton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StauntonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staunton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1505, Longitude: -79.0728    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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