Stanley, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stanley, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Stanley had a population of 3,782 as of July 1, 2016. Stanley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stanley is located at latitude 35.3554 and longitude -81.0944 in Gaston County. 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. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Stanley (GNIS ID: 2406656) 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 Town of Stanley is located within Township of Riverbend, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stanley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Stanley, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,782
Population in Households 3,765
Population in Familes 3,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,412
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,459
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,053
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 460 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $102,720
Average Home Value $128,804


Median Household Income $37,287
Average Household Income $51,228
Per Capita Income $20,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 0.57%
Households 1.08% 0.58%
Families 1.26% 0.51%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 203 73rd
Population Density1 # 95 87th
Diversity Index2 # 556 25th
Median Household Income # 453 39th
Per Capita Income # 476 36th

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