Stanton County, Nebraska

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Stanton County
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Stanton County courthouse in Stanton
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Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°55′N97°11′W / 41.92°N 97.19°W / 41.92; -97.19
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Nebraska.svg  Nebraska
Founded1856 (founded as "Izard County")
1862 (renamed "Stanton County")
1867 (organized)
Named for Edwin M. Stanton
Seat Stanton
Largest cityStanton
Area
  Total431 sq mi (1,120 km2)
  Land428 sq mi (1,110 km2)
  Water3.1 sq mi (8 km2)  0.7%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2017)
5,988
  Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st

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]

County (United States) Subdivision used by most states in the United States of America

In the United States, a county is an administrative or political subdivision of a state that consists of a geographic region with specific boundaries and usually some level of governmental authority. The term "county" is used in 48 U.S. states, while Louisiana and Alaska have functionally equivalent subdivisions called parishes and boroughs, respectively.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders.

Nebraska U.S. state in the United States

Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state.

Contents

Stanton County is part of the Norfolk, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Norfolk, Nebraska City in Nebraska, United States

Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, United States, 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. The population was 24,210 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. It is the principal city of the Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area

The Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in Nebraska, anchored by the city of Norfolk.

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).

Vehicle registration plates of Nebraska Nebraska vehicle license plates

The U.S. state of Nebraska first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1905. Registrants provided their own license plates for display until 1915, when the state began to issue plates. Plates are currently issued by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Geography

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]

Elkhorn River river in the United States of America

The Elkhorn River originates in the eastern Sandhills of Nebraska and is one of the largest tributaries of the Platte River, flowing 290 miles (470 km) and joining the Platte just southwest of Omaha, approximately 1 mile (2 km) south and 3 miles (5 km) west of Gretna.

Major highways

Nebraska Highway 15 highway in Nebraska

Nebraska Highway 15 is a highway in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It has a southern terminus at the Kansas border south of Fairbury and a northern terminus northeast of Maskell at the South Dakota border.

Nebraska Highway 24 highway in Nebraska

Nebraska Highway 24 is a highway in northeastern Nebraska. It runs for 10.38 miles (16.70 km). The western terminus is at U.S. Highway 275 and Nebraska Highway 35 in Norfolk and its eastern terminus is at Nebraska Highway 57 in Stanton.

Nebraska Highway 32 highway in Nebraska

Nebraska Highway 32 is a United States highway in Nebraska. It runs for 101 miles (163 km) through east central and eastern Nebraska. Its western terminus is at Nebraska Highway 14 in Petersburg. Its eastern terminus is at U.S. Highway 75 in Tekamah.

Adjacent counties

Cuming County, Nebraska U.S. county in Nebraska

Cuming County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 9,139. Its county seat is West Point.

Colfax County, Nebraska U.S. county in Nebraska

Colfax County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,515. Its county seat is Schuyler. The county and its seat are named after US Vice President (1869-1873) Schuyler Colfax.

Platte County, Nebraska U.S. county in Nebraska

Platte County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 32,237. Its county seat is Columbus. The county was created in 1855.

Protected areas

  • 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

Historical population
CensusPop.
1870 636
1880 1,813185.1%
1890 4,619154.8%
1900 6,95950.7%
1910 7,5428.4%
1920 7,7562.8%
1930 7,8090.7%
1940 6,887−11.8%
1950 6,387−7.3%
1960 5,783−9.5%
1970 5,758−0.4%
1980 6,54913.7%
1990 6,244−4.7%
2000 6,4553.4%
2010 6,129−5.1%
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

City

Village

Census-designated place

Politics

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%2,18714.9% 4177.0% 197
2012 73.7%1,94923.2% 6143.1% 81
2008 71.4%1,78126.6% 6642.0% 50
2004 78.7%2,15920.4% 5591.0% 27
2000 76.2%1,89520.1% 5003.7% 91
1996 59.6%1,45723.6% 57716.7% 409
1992 49.7%1,27419.4% 49630.9% 793
1988 72.5%1,71127.1% 6390.4% 10
1984 83.0%2,08216.4% 4110.6% 15
1980 78.9%1,94514.7% 3626.5% 159
1976 64.3%1,46933.4% 7642.3% 53
1972 77.7%1,66222.3% 478
1968 71.4%1,40820.8% 4117.8% 154
1964 56.2%1,29943.8% 1,014
1960 66.2%1,68033.8% 857
1956 65.1%1,67634.9% 897
1952 74.7%1,98325.3% 672
1948 56.0%1,25944.0% 989
1944 65.8%1,68234.2% 874
1940 65.7%2,07434.3% 1,081
1936 36.6% 1,16959.9%1,9173.5% 112
1932 19.7% 56880.0%2,3020.3% 9
1928 48.2% 1,21151.6%1,2960.3% 7
1924 39.4%96224.4% 59636.2% 882
1920 72.7%1,45725.0% 5012.3% 47
1916 43.9% 73653.6%8992.5% 41
1912 31.2% 47147.9%72421.0% 317
1908 48.6% 79250.5%8230.9% 15
1904 59.9%89534.3% 5135.8% 87
1900 50.5%78848.1% 7511.4% 22

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  20. Election Results

Coordinates: 41°55′N97°11′W / 41.92°N 97.19°W / 41.92; -97.19