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Coordinates: 37°34′N 101°47′W / 37.567°N 101.783°W / 37.567; -101.783

Stanton County, Kansas
Map

Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1887
Seat Johnson City
Largest City Johnson City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

680 sq mi (1,761 km²)
680 sq mi (1,761 km²)
0.07 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

2,235
3.3/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Edwin Stanton

Stanton County (standard abbreviation: ST) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,235. Its county seat is Johnson City.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 680 square miles (1,800 km2), of which 680 square miles (1,800 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (0.01%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 160.svg U.S. Highway 160
  • K-27.svg Kansas Highway 27

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 5
1890 1,031 20,520.0%
1900 327 −68.3%
1910 1,034 216.2%
1920 908 −12.2%
1930 2,152 137.0%
1940 1,443 −32.9%
1950 2,263 56.8%
1960 2,108 −6.8%
1970 2,287 8.5%
1980 2,339 2.3%
1990 2,333 −0.3%
2000 2,406 3.1%
2010 2,235 −7.1%
Est. 2015 2,072 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Stanton County, Kansas age pyramid
Age pyramid

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,406 people, 858 households, and 638 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,007 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.41% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 12.51% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 23.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 858 households out of which 40.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.60% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.80% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,172, and the median income for a family was $46,300. Males had a median income of $30,236 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,043. About 10.70% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Stanton Co, Ks, USA
2005 KDOT Map of Stanton County (map legend)

Cities

Townships

Stanton County is divided into three townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Big Bow 06600 338 1 (2) 558 (216) 0 (0) 0% 37°33′18″N 101°36′30″W / 37.555°N 101.60833°W / 37.555; -101.60833
Manter 44400 312 0 (1) 647 (250) 0 (0) 0% 37°33′15″N 101°56′7″W / 37.55417°N 101.93528°W / 37.55417; -101.93528
Stanton 67975 1,756 3 (8) 556 (215) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°33′42″N 101°45′31″W / 37.56167°N 101.75861°W / 37.56167; -101.75861

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