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 within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1856 (founded as "Izard County")
1862 (renamed "Stanton County")
1867 (organized)
Named forEdwin M. Stanton
SeatStanton
Largest cityStanton
Area
 • Total431 sq mi (1,116 km2)
 • Land428 sq mi (1,109 km2)
 • Water3.1 sq mi (8 km2), 0.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)5,988
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Stanton County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,129,[1] its county seat is Stanton.[2] The county was formed in 1856 and organized in 1867,[3][4][5][6] 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.[7]

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

Geography[edit]

The terrain of Stanton County consists of low rolling hills, sloped toward the east; the Elkhorn River flows easterly through the upper central part of the county.[8] 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.[9]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

  • Black Island State Wildlife Management Area (partial)[10]
  • Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area[11]
  • Red Fox State Wildlife Management Area[12]
  • Wood Duck State Wildlife Management Area[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870636
18801,813185.1%
18904,619154.8%
19006,95950.7%
19107,5428.4%
19207,7562.8%
19307,8090.7%
19406,887−11.8%
19506,387−7.3%
19605,783−9.5%
19705,758−0.4%
19806,54913.7%
19906,244−4.7%
20006,4553.4%
20106,129−5.1%
Est. 20175,988[14]−2.3%
US Decennial Census[15]
1790-1960[16] 1900-1990[17]
1990-2000[18] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[19] 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[edit]

City[edit]

Village[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Politics[edit]

Stanton County voters are reliably Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.1% 2,187 14.9% 417 7.0% 197
2012 73.7% 1,949 23.2% 614 3.1% 81
2008 71.4% 1,781 26.6% 664 2.0% 50
2004 78.7% 2,159 20.4% 559 1.0% 27
2000 76.2% 1,895 20.1% 500 3.7% 91
1996 59.6% 1,457 23.6% 577 16.7% 409
1992 49.7% 1,274 19.4% 496 30.9% 793
1988 72.5% 1,711 27.1% 639 0.4% 10
1984 83.0% 2,082 16.4% 411 0.6% 15
1980 78.9% 1,945 14.7% 362 6.5% 159
1976 64.3% 1,469 33.4% 764 2.3% 53
1972 77.7% 1,662 22.3% 478
1968 71.4% 1,408 20.8% 411 7.8% 154
1964 56.2% 1,299 43.8% 1,014
1960 66.2% 1,680 33.8% 857
1956 65.1% 1,676 34.9% 897
1952 74.7% 1,983 25.3% 672
1948 56.0% 1,259 44.0% 989
1944 65.8% 1,682 34.2% 874
1940 65.7% 2,074 34.3% 1,081
1936 36.6% 1,169 59.9% 1,917 3.5% 112
1932 19.7% 568 80.0% 2,302 0.3% 9
1928 48.2% 1,211 51.6% 1,296 0.3% 7
1924 39.4% 962 24.4% 596 36.2% 882
1920 72.7% 1,457 25.0% 501 2.3% 47
1916 43.9% 736 53.6% 899 2.5% 41
1912 31.2% 471 47.9% 724 21.0% 317
1908 48.6% 792 50.5% 823 0.9% 15
1904 59.9% 895 34.3% 513 5.8% 87
1900 50.5% 788 48.1% 751 1.4% 22

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 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 137. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Stanton County, Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. June 1, 1988. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "stanton County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Vol. 1. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. p. 139.
  8. ^ Stanton County NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  9. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  10. ^ Black Island State Wildlife Management Area, Wisner NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  11. ^ Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  12. ^ Red Fox Wildlife Management Area, Pilger NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  13. ^ Wood Duck State Wildlife Management Area, Stanton NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  14. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  15. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  16. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  17. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  18. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  19. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  20. ^ Election Results

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