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Staunton is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for Staunton, England; another says it was named for the family of the wife of Gov. William Gooch.
The latitude of Staunton is 38.149N. The longitude is -79.071W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,417 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,848.
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15% of Staunton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Staunton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Staunton was $19,161, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Staunton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Staunton include Beverley Historic District, Gospel Hill Historic District, Newtown Historic District, Stuart Addition Historic District, Wharf Area Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Staunton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.
Libraries in Staunton include Staunton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Staunton include Staunton News Leader
TV stations in Staunton include WVPT.
Staunton City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Staunton political report.
The average commute time for Staunton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Staunton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Staunton include Best Inn Staunton, Best Western Staunton Inn, Comfort Inn Staunton, Days Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge East, GuestHouse Inn, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson Staunton, Microtel Inn ... More hotels.
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