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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Staunton is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,036. Staunton is in Macoupin County. Living in Staunton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Staunton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Staunton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Staunton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,044
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Staunton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,186
National
$55,322

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I love Staunton's small town vibe. Knowing everyone is great! I love going to local stores and knowing everyone personally, or at least know their family.
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It is a very quaint town. The school is nice, and as a student there I can say that I was prepared for college. The town is small (about 5,000) but there are events that take place throughout the year that I enjoyed attending. It's about an hour out from St. Louis, and there are other towns scattered about as well. I felt very comfortable in this town and can say that it was a nice place to live.
Terrible town, worst one in my 50+ years of life of living all over the U S. No privacy, Click-click people, stuck up people, Nosey, harassing officials, city threatens new residents to get money--esp. low income, handicap and women. New businesses come and go quickly-one or two years. New residents move out after one to three years. Not much to do but eat and drink--costly too. School is good but expensive for each child. Park water and RR closed 7 months. Bad Phone Reception. County bus only and costly.