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Stanton is a city in Stanton County, in the Norfolk metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war under President Lincoln.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Stanton. For links to other places called Stanton, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Stanton is 41.950N. The longitude is -97.223W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,480 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,645.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Stanton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stanton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68779 ZIP code.
46% of Stanton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stanton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stanton was $14,637, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Stanton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Stanton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.
Libraries in Stanton include Stanton Public Library ... View libraries
Stanton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stanton political report.
The average commute time for Stanton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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