Stanton County, Nebraska

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Stanton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 6,455. Its county seat is Stanton[1].

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

In the Nebraska license plate system, Stanton County is represented by the prefix 53 (it had the fifty-third-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,116 km²), of which, 430 square miles (1,113 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.29%) is water.

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Stanton County was formed in 1865. It was named after the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln.[2]


1870 - 636
1880 - 1,813
1890 - 4,619
1900 - 6,959
1910 - 7,542
1920 - 7,756
1930 - 7,809
1940 - 6,887
1950 - 6,387
1960 - 5,783
1970 - 5,758
1980 - 6,549
1990 - 6,244
2000 - 6,455

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,455 people, 2,297 households, and 1,784 families residing 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 according to Census 2000.

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