Stanton, North Dakota
Stanton, North Dakota
Location of Stanton, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°19′10″N 101°22′57″W / 47.31944°N 101.38250°W / 47.31944; -101.38250Coordinates: 47°19′10″N 101°22′57″W / 47.31944°N 101.38250°W / 47.31944; -101.38250
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyMercer
Area
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Land0.35 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,703 ft (519 m)
Population
 • Total366
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
339
 • Density954.93/sq mi (368.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58571
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-75420
GNIS feature ID1032286[4]
Websitestantonnd.com

Stanton is a city in Mercer County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Mercer County.[5] The population was 366 at the 2010 census.[6] Stanton was founded in 1883 and became the county seat when Mercer County organized in 1884.[7]

Stanton is home to the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, which houses a Hidatsa earth lodge and three abandoned villages. One of these, Awatixa, is believed to be the former home of Sakakawea.

Geography

Stanton is located at 47°19′10″N 101°22′57″W / 47.31944°N 101.38250°W / 47.31944; -101.38250 (47.319506, -101.382434).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920325
193035810.2%
19403703.4%
195057154.3%
1960409−28.4%
197051726.4%
198062320.5%
1990517−17.0%
2000345−33.3%
20103666.1%
2019 (est.)339[3]−7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2018 Estimate[11]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 366 people, 166 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.7 inhabitants per square mile (300.7/km2). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 421.3 per square mile (162.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 166 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 37.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 345 people, 159 households, and 107 families residing in the city. The population density was 739.9 people per square mile (283.4/km2). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 424.7 per square mile (162.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.65% White, 1.74% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 159 households, out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.9% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $49,750. Males had a median income of $46,000 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,983. About 0.9% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

It is in the Center-Stanton School District.[12] The district formed in July 2004 from the merger of the Center and Stanton school districts. As a result of the merger Stanton High School immediately closed,[13] and Stanton elementary closed in 2008. All students go to school in Center.[14]

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011.[dead link]
  7. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Stanton (Mercer County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  11. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Mercer County, ND" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  13. ^ Donovan, Lauren (2003-11-12). "Stanton, Center to join together". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  14. ^ "Stanton school will close this year". Jamestown Sun. Associated Press. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2021-08-14.