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Stanton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Stanton had a population of 667 as of July 1, 2016. Stanton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stanton is located at latitude 40.981 and longitude -95.103 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stanton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The City of Stanton (GNIS ID: 2395952) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Stanton is located within Township of Scott, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stanton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Stanton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 667
Population in Households 628
Population in Familes 534
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 729
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $95,690
Average Home Value $124,763


Median Household Income $58,415
Average Household Income $68,003
Per Capita Income $27,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.36%
Households -0.3% -0.31%
Families -0.08% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Stanton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 399 61st
Population Density1 # 473 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 983 3rd
Median Household Income # 259 74th
Per Capita Income # 477 53rd

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