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Stanton, North Dakota
Stanton, North Dakota
Stanton, North Dakota
Location of Stanton, North Dakota
Location of Stanton, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,703 ft (519 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 366
 • Estimate 
(2019)
339
 • Density 954.93/sq mi (368.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58571
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-75420
GNIS feature ID 1032286

Stanton is a city in Mercer County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Mercer County. The population was 366 at the 2010 census. Stanton was founded in 1883 and became the county seat when Mercer County organized in 1884.

Stanton is home to the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, which houses a Hidatsa earth lodge and three abandoned villages. One of these, Awatixa, is believed to be the former home of Sakakawea.

Geography

Stanton is located at 47°19′10″N 101°22′57″W / 47.31944°N 101.38250°W / 47.31944; -101.38250 (47.319506, -101.382434).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 325
1930 358 10.2%
1940 370 3.4%
1950 571 54.3%
1960 409 −28.4%
1970 517 26.4%
1980 623 20.5%
1990 517 −17.0%
2000 345 −33.3%
2010 366 6.1%
2019 (est.) 339 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 366 people, 166 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.7 inhabitants per square mile (300.7/km2). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 421.3 per square mile (162.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 166 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 37.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

Education

It is in the Center-Stanton School District. The district formed in July 2004 from the merger of the Center and Stanton school districts. As a result of the merger Stanton High School immediately closed, and Stanton elementary closed in 2008. All students go to school in Center.

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