Stanton, North Dakota

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Stanton is a city in Mercer County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Mercer County[3]. The population was 345 at the 2000 census. Stanton was founded in 1882 and became the county seat in 1884.

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 101.3825°W / 47.31944; -101.3825 (47.319506, -101.382434).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²).

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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