Stanton, Tennessee

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Stanton, Tennessee
Town
Location of Stanton, Tennessee
Location of Stanton, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°27′45″N 89°24′5″W / 35.46250°N 89.40139°W / 35.46250; -89.40139Coordinates: 35°27′45″N 89°24′5″W / 35.46250°N 89.40139°W / 35.46250; -89.40139
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Haywood
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 452
 • Density 1,191.3/sq mi (460.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38069
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-70820[1]
GNIS feature ID 1303800[2]
Website Stanton, TN

Stanton is a town in Haywood County, Tennessee. The population was 615 as of the 2000 census and 452 at the 2010 census showing decrease of 163.

Geography[edit]

Stanton is located at 35°27′45″N 89°24′5″W / 35.46250°N 89.40139°W / 35.46250; -89.40139 (35.462463, -89.401253).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 503
1940 500 −0.6%
1950 503 0.6%
1960 458 −8.9%
1970 372 −18.8%
1980 540 45.2%
1990 487 −9.8%
2000 615 26.3%
2010 452 −26.5%
Est. 2012 438 −3.1%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 615 people, 254 households, and 167 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,191.3 people per square mile (456.6/km²). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 548.2 per square mile (210.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 31.87% White, 67.80% African American, 0.16% Native American and 0.16% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 254 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% were married couples living together, 35.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 60.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,422, and the median income for a family was $18,229. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,888. About 36.5% of families and 40.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.4% of those under age 18 and 36.8% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

A 3,836-acre (1,552 ha) tract in southwestern Haywood County near Stanton has been designated for a state-supported industrial "megasite," intended for a large-scale industrial or business development such as an automobile assembly plant. In September 2009, Tennessee's State Building Commission authorized spending of $40 million for purchase of the land.[6][dated info]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Norris, Sharon (2000). Black America Series: Haywood County Tennessee. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-0605-2.