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Income/capita 11%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 36%
IndexStauntonVirginiaNational
Income per capita$26,678$34,967$29,829
Median household income$42,948$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,542$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,027$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$31,916$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$24,566$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level15.8%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Staunton is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Staunton is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Staunton is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Staunton is 4% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,629$42,948$85,896
      City
      $44,094$66,149$132,298
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Staunton median earnings by income bracket

      Staunton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.0%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector10.0%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services24.5%15.8%
      Public administration6.3%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%2.1%
      Education, health & social services16.8%43.7%
      Other23.7%24.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mount Sidney, VA476$71,97430%
      Fishersville, VA7,954$66,25020%
      Mount Crawford, VA419$65,11418%
      Lyndhurst, VA1,751$63,57115%
      Harriston, VA984$60,3759%
      Staunton, VA24,234$42,94822%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Vero Beach South, FL24,234$45,81817%
      Selma, CA24,228$41,08626%
      Tarpon Springs, FL24,244$45,10618%
      Rockville Centre, NY24,262$102,80786%
      Fairland, MD24,201$79,42044%
      Staunton, VA24,234$42,94822%
      Source: The Staunton, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).