Stanton County, Kansas facts for kids
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Stanton County courthouse in Johnson City
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Edwin Stanton|
|Largest city||Johnson City|
|• Total||680 sq mi (1,800 km2)|
|• Land||680 sq mi (1,800 km2)|
|• Water||0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.01%%|
|• Density||3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
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.
- U.S. Highway 160
- Kansas Highway 27
- Hamilton County (north/MST Border)
- Kearny County (northeast)
- Grant County (east)
- Stevens County (southeast)
- Morton County (south)
- Baca County, Colorado (west/MST Border)
- Prowers County, Colorado (northwest/MST Border)
|U.S. Decennial Census
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.
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.
/km² (/sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Big Bow||06600||338||1 (2)||558 (216)||0 (0)||0%|
|Manter||44400||312||0 (1)||647 (250)||0 (0)||0%|
|Stanton||67975||1,756||3 (8)||556 (215)||0 (0)||0.02%|
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