Census Data for Stanton ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Stanton a population of 339 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Stanton a population of 366 people.
The city of Stanton is located in Mercer County. The 2010 Census gave Mercer County; a population of 8,424 people. This means that Stanton had 4.34% of the county's total population, making it Mercer's 5th most populous community.
At the same time, North Dakota had a population of 672,591 people, meaning that Stanton had 0.05% of the total population of North Dakota - making it the state's 144th most populous community.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Stanton has a total area of 0.47 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0 square miles [0 km²]).
Mercer County has a land area of 1,042 square miles [2,701.2 km²]. At 0.47 square miles [1.2 km²], Stanton has 0.05% of the county's total land area.
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- When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Stanton, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
- Things like population, area and housing for Stanton reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Stanton might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
- Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
- Lat: 47° 18' 59" (or 47.32°)
- Lon: -101° 23' 2" (or -101.38°)
- More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Stanton had 198 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 366 people, this averages 1.85 people per Housing Unit.
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- The 2010 Census shows Stanton had a land area of 0.47 square miles [1.2 km²]. This translates to 416.8 Housing Units per square mile [160.9 housing units/km²].
Mercer County ...
The community of Stanton is located in Mercer County<4> and is the County Seat for Mercer County.
The county had a population of 8,424 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 366 people, Stanton represented 4.34% of the county's total.
In addition, where the city of Stanton has a population density of 770 people per square mile [297.5 people/km²], Mercer County averages 8.08 people per square mile [3.12 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Mercer County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Stanton, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Stanton. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
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- Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Stanton or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
- If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Stanton, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Stanton.
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- For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
- Lat: 47.316399° (or 47°18'59" N)
- Lon: -101.383899° (or -101°23'2" W)
- For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
- Lat: 47.319506° (or 47°19'10" N)
- Lon: -101.382434° (or -101°22'56" W)
- The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,189 feet to the south<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1036285) to Stanton. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Stanton. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
- Lat: 47.318610° (or 47°19'6" N)
- Lon: -101.382381° (or -101°22'56" W)
- The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 889 feet to the southwest<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Stanton. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Stanton.
Miscellaneous Information for Stanton ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Mercer County or the city of Stanton:
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- The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Stanton:
- GNIS ID for Stanton: 1036285
- GNIS ID for Mercer County: 1034233
- GNIS ID for State of North Dakota: 1779797
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- Stanton is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Stanton.
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The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.|
|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
|<4>||If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 162 degrees and a distance of 1,189 feet.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 155 degrees and a distance of 889 feet.|