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Stanley, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Stanley is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gaston County at latitude 35.3554 and longitude -81.0944. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Stanley, but most people and references simply refer to it as Stanley, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Stanley indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Stanley (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stanley: Brevard, Brevard Station, Brovard, Stanley Center, Stanley Creek.

Town of Stanley, NC Boundary Map

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Stanley, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,611
Population in Households 3,591
Population in Familes 3,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,346
Diversity Index2 28
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,390
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 999
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 951 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 439 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $137,978
Average Home Value $159,437
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,186
Average Household Income $53,965
Per Capita Income $21,046
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.36% 0.42%
Households 0.45% 0.44%
Families 0.6% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

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Stanley, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanley to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 206 72nd
Population Density1 # 110 85th
Diversity Index2 # 557 25th
Median Household Income # 363 51st
Per Capita Income # 343 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.