The Little White City
Hand us the Meatballs
Location of Stanton, Iowa
|• Total||0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)|
|• Land||0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,155 ft (352 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||749/sq mi (289.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0461955|
Stanton was first settled by Swedish immigrants. Stanton is best known for its two water towers, the tanks of which are painted and shaped like a giant coffee pot and coffee cup (billed as "the largest Swedish coffee pot in the world"). These also allude to the fact that Stanton is the hometown of actress Virginia Christine, best known to television viewers as "Mrs. Olsen" in classic commercials for Folgers.
Stanton was laid out in 1870.
Stanton is located at .
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center|
As of the census of 2010, there were 689 people, 268 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 748.9 inhabitants per square mile (289.2/km2). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 325.0 per square mile (125.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.9% White and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.
There were 268 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the city was 48.7 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 25.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.0% male and 56.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 714 people, 271 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 803.9 people per square mile (309.7/km²). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 320.9 per square mile (123.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 271 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.
26.3% are under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,607, and the median income for a family was $46,136. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $20,852 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,628. About 3.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
Stanton Community School District operates public schools.
- Virginia Christine, film actress, was born in Stanton.
The Little White City
Stanton is commonly known as the Little White City. Although commonly believed to be in reference to almost everyone painting their house white, the nickname originated from railroad conductors. The town had a small white painted train depot, in contrast to most being plain, brown, treated wood.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- History of Montgomery County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc. Iowa Historical & Biographical Company. 1881. p. 528.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.