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Data & Demographics

Economic, demographic, and other data for the City of Waynesboro, Staunton – Waynesboro MSA, and State of Virginia.  Feel free to view, print, or download any of the tables or charts.  Looking for something else? Contact us and we will try to help.

Employment / Unemployment

Annual

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

US 5.8 9.3 9.6 8.9 8.1 7.4 6.2
Virginia 4.0 6.9 6.9 6.2 5.9 5.5 5.2
Micropolitan 4.0 7.1 7.2 6.5 5.9 5.3 4.9
City 4.9 8.7 8.7   7.9 6.9 6.1 5.3
Source: Chmura Economics Job EQ

 

Previous months

City

Micropolitan

Virginia

US

Jun-18 3.5 3.1 3.3 4.2
May-18 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.6
Apr-18 3.1 2.7 2.8 3.3
Mar-18 3.6 3.1 3.3 4.1
Feb-18 3.7 3.2 3.3 4.4
Jan-18 4.3 3.7 3.7 4.5
Dec-17 3.7 3.1 3.3 3.9
Nov-17 3.9 3.4 3.6 3.9
Oct-17 4.0 3.4 3.5 3.9
Sep-17 3.9 3.4 3.6 4.1
Aug-17 3.9 3.5 3.8 4.5
Jul-17 4.1 3.6 3.8 4.6
Jun-17 4.2 3.7 3.9 4.5
Source: Chmura Economics Job EQ
Cost of Living
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) produces the Cost of Living Index to provide a useful and accurate measure of living cost differences among urban areas. The Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100. Each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. The index does not measure inflation, and data from different quarters cannot be compared because the number and mix of participants change quarterly.

Cost of Living Index — 2018 Q3

Metro/Micro
Urban Area and State  
 100% Composite Index    13.47% Grocery Items    28.15% Housing    9.90% Utilities    8.99% Transportation   4.57% Health Care    34.92% Misc. Goods & Services  
Harrisonburg VA Metro
Harrisonburg VA
98.0 94.8 93.1 99.6 87.5 105.7 104.4
Staunton-Waynesboro VA Metro
Staunton-Augusta County VA
95.0 94.5 92.0 100.5 88.3 92.7 98.1
NonMetro US
Lexington-Bueno Vista-Rockbridge VA
96.1 87.9 86.6 100.6 94.3 99.3 105.8
Winchester VA-WV  Metro
Winchester VA-WV
96.8 97.1 94.9 94.3 88.3 103.4 100.2
Richmond VA Metro
Richmond VA
94.5 86.5 88.2 96.2 90.6 117.3 100.3
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Division
Alexandria VA
Arlington VA
141.5
152.3
116.8
131.6
237.6
257.3
91.9
91.9
94.0
94.6
105.7

99.5

104.4

114.5

The index is compiled by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research www.c2er.org

Colleges and Universities
Degrees Conferred 2010-11 Type Miles Associate Degrees Bachelors Degrees Masters Degrees
Bridgewater College 4 30 324
Eastern Mennonite University 4 33 326 105
James Madison University 4 30 3,877 696
Mary Baldwin University 4 12 227 101
Southern Virginia University 4 45 93
Virginia Military Institute 4 40 324
Washington and Lee University 4 40 423 1
Shenandoah University 4 97 411 286
University of Virginia 4 26 3,637 1,616
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 4 124 43 5,705 1,546
Blue Ridge Community College 2 25 556
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College 2 44 88
Lord Fairfax Community College 2 94 510
Total Degrees Conferred 1,197 15,347 4,351
Source: Shenandoah Valley Partnership, 2011
Local Taxes
Name Description
Machinery and Tools For manufacturing equipment paid annually based on equipment owned on January 1.  Return due May 1 / payment due December 5.
Business Personal Property For non-manufacturing equipment used in business, paid annually based on equipment owned on January 1. Return due May 1 / payment due December 5.
Business License Fee based on type of business and gross receipts.  For home based business, a Home Occupation Permit may also be required.
Real Estate .80 per $100 of accessed value
Meals and Lodging 6% of any restaurant or lodging stay in addition to state sales tax
For complete information and forms, visit the Waynesboro Commissioner of Revenue’s website.
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