Stanton County, Nebraska

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Stanton County, Nebraska
Stanton County Courthouse (Nebraska) from S 4.JPG
Stanton County courthouse in Stanton
Map of Nebraska highlighting Stanton County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1865
Named for Edwin M. Stanton
Seat Stanton
Largest city Stanton
Area
 • Total 431 sq mi (1,116 km2)
 • Land 430 sq mi (1,114 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.29%
Population
 • (2010) 6,129
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Stanton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,129.[1] Its county seat is Stanton.[2]

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 fifty-third-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 430 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.29%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Stanton County was formed in 1865. It was first called Izard County until 1867, when it was renamed for Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln.[4]

Demographics[edit]

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%
Est. 2012 6,089 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,455 people, 2,297 households, and 1,784 families residing 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 according to Census 2000.

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.

In the county the population was spread out with 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 139. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°55′N 97°11′W / 41.92°N 97.19°W / 41.92; -97.19