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Stanton County
Stanton County courthouse in Stanton
Stanton County courthouse in Stanton
Map of Nebraska highlighting Stanton County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
Founded 1856 (founded as "Izard County")
1862 (renamed "Stanton County")
1867 (organized)
Named for Edwin M. Stanton
Seat Stanton
Largest city Stanton
Area
 • Total 431 sq mi (1,120 km2)
 • Land 428 sq mi (1,110 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
5,988
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st

Stanton County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,129. Its county seat is Stanton. The county was formed in 1856 and organized in 1867. It was first called Izard County until 1862, when it was renamed for Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln.

Stanton County is part of the Norfolk, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Stanton County is represented by the prefix 53 (it had the 53rd-greatest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 428 square miles (1,110 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.7%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 275.svg U.S. Highway 275
  • N-15.svg Nebraska Highway 15
  • N-24.svg Nebraska Highway 24
  • N-32.svg Nebraska Highway 32
  • N-35.svg Nebraska Highway 35
  • N-57.svg Nebraska Highway 57

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 636
1880 1,813 185.1%
1890 4,619 154.8%
1900 6,959 50.7%
1910 7,542 8.4%
1920 7,756 2.8%
1930 7,809 0.7%
1940 6,887 −11.8%
1950 6,387 −7.3%
1960 5,783 −9.5%
1970 5,758 −0.4%
1980 6,549 13.7%
1990 6,244 −4.7%
2000 6,455 3.4%
2010 6,129 −5.1%
2017 (est.) 5,988 −2.3%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 6,455 people, 2,297 households, and 1,784 families in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km2). There were 2,452 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 1.38% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 55.8% were of German, 9.7% Czech and 5.6% Irish ancestry.

There were 2,297 households, out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.16.

The county population contained 29.80% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,676, and the median income for a family was $41,040. Males had a median income of $27,969 versus $19,428 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,511. About 5.30% of families and 6.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.80% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Village

Census-designated place

  • Woodland Park
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