Stanton, Iowa

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Stanton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 8% Stanton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
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Top 19% Stanton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Stanton, Iowa

Comparing Stanton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Stanton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 51573
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.981
Longitude -95.103

Stanton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RED OAK
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Stanton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 714 100%
Male 329 46.1%
Female 385 53.9%
Under 18 188 26.3%
18+ 526 73.7%
65+ 166 23.2%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 705 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Stanton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 710
Growth -4
Growth % -0.6%

Stanton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.8%
Swedish 25.3%
US/American 9.7%
Irish 9.2%
English 4.9%
Norwegian 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scottish 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Greek 1.3%
French Canadian 1.3%
Dutch 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Stanton 714 $46,136
Elliott 402 $35,114
Emerson 480 $36,406
Grant 102 $42,917
Nodaway 132 $34,792
Red Oak 6,197 $37,007
Villisca 1,344 $34,345

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Stanton Community Library
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Stanton High Schools (2004)

Serves 163 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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