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Staunton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Staunton had a population of 5,178 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Staunton is located at latitude 39.0116 and longitude -89.7938 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Staunton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Staunton (GNIS ID: 2395959) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Staunton is located within Township of Staunton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Staunton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Staunton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,178
Daytime Population: Workers 3,763
Daytime Population: Residents 2,849
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,612
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 5,115
Population in Familes 4,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,516
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $43,159
Average Household Income $56,415
Per Capita Income $23,597


Total Housing Units 2,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,531 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $95,799
Average Home Value $112,827


Total Households 2,171
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,429
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.37%
Households 0.09% -0.34%
Families 0.22% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Staunton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Staunton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 334 76th
Population Density # 458 67th
Diversity Index # 1006 27th
Median Household Income # 1081 21st
Per Capita Income # 994 27th

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