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Stanton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Stanton had a population of 648 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Stanton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 648
Daytime Population: Workers 354
Daytime Population: Residents 311
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 665
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 607
Population in Familes 515
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 708
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $59,596
Average Household Income $74,085
Per Capita Income $29,401


Total Housing Units 288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $123,162


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.84% -0.98%
Households -0.79% -1.05%
Families -0.67% -1.13%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2017 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 # 404 60th
Population Density # 483 52nd
Diversity Index # 993 2nd
Median Household Income # 273 73rd
Per Capita Income # 339 67th

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