Stanton County, Nebraska

Stanton County: County in Nebraska, United States


Stanton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,129 and a population density of 5 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 5,880 inhabitants. Its county seat is Stanton. The county was created 158 years ago in 1864.

Stanton County locator map
Location of Stanton County on Nebraska map.

Quick Facts about Stanton County

Population : 5,880 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
Different from : Stanton County
Area : 1116 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.7%
Land as percent of area : 99.3%
Named for : Edwin M. Stanton
Altitude : 1,526 feet / 465 meters
Capital : Stanton
Establishment : January 01, 1865
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:48:46 (6th December 2023)
Density : 5 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.23% (2010-2020)
Weather : 26℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Stanton County Courthouse 'Nebraska' from S 4 image
Stanton County Courthouse 'Nebraska' from S 4
Stanton County Courthouse 'Nebraska' from S 4 image


Stanton County is located at 41°55'1"N 97°11'38"W (41.9169200, -97.1939200). It has 6 neighbors: Colfax County, Cuming County, Madison County, Pierce County, Platte County and Wayne County.

Stanton County map

The largest city of Stanton County is Stanton with a population of 1,483. Other cities include and Pilger population 362. See all Stanton County cities & populated places.

Stanton County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Stanton County.

City Name Population Title
Stanton 1,483 City in Nebraska
Pilger 362 Human settlement in Stanton County, Nebraska, United States of America


Stanton County forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. more

Stanton County has 6 neighbours.

  • Stanton


According to census records, the population of Stanton County decreased by 4.23% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,129 - census
2011 6,176 0.76% estimation process
2012 6,091 -1.4% estimation process
2013 6,087 -0.07% estimation process
2014 6,097 0.16% estimation process
2015 5,944 -2.57% estimation process
2016 5,975 0.52% estimation process
2017 5,974 -0.02% estimation process
2018 5,970 -0.07% estimation process
2019 5,920 -0.84% estimation process
2020 5,880 -0.68% estimation process

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