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Stanton, Nebraska
Downtown Stanton: north side of Ivy Street east of 11th Street
Downtown Stanton: north side of Ivy Street east of 11th Street
Location of Stanton within Stanton County and Nebraska
Location of Stanton within Stanton County and Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Stanton
Area
 • Total 1.74 sq mi (4.50 km2)
 • Land 1.74 sq mi (4.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,480 ft (451 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,577
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,502
 • Density 863.71/sq mi (333.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68779
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-46800
GNIS feature ID 0833768
Website stanton.net

Stanton is a city in Stanton County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,577 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stanton County. Stanton was platted in 1870. Both the city and county are named after Edwin Stanton, secretary of war for president Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

Geography

Stanton is located at 41°57′00″N 97°13′23″W / 41.95000°N 97.22306°W / 41.95000; -97.22306. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.74 square miles (4.51 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 248
1890 857 245.6%
1900 1,052 22.8%
1910 1,342 27.6%
1920 1,487 10.8%
1930 1,479 −0.5%
1940 1,526 3.2%
1950 1,403 −8.1%
1960 1,317 −6.1%
1970 1,363 3.5%
1980 1,603 17.6%
1990 1,549 −3.4%
2000 1,627 5.0%
2010 1,577 −3.1%
2019 (est.) 1,502 −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

Stanton is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,577 people, 668 households, and 424 families residing in the city. The population density was 906.3 inhabitants per square mile (349.9/km2). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 419.5 per square mile (162.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 668 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

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