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Albemarle, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Albemarle had a population of 16,035 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Albemarle is located at latitude 35.36 and longitude -80.1921 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albemarle (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Albemarle (GNIS ID: 2403073) 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 City of Albemarle is located within Township of North Albemarle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albemarle 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 Albemarle: Albemarde.

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


Total Population 16,035
Population in Households 15,622
Population in Familes 12,441
Population in Group Qrtrs 413
Population Density1 948
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,709
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,784 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,732 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,977 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,075 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $128,109
Average Home Value $156,233


Median Household Income $36,276
Average Household Income $49,246
Per Capita Income $21,369
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.08%
Households 0.48% 0.26%
Families 0.58% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Albemarle, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albemarle 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 # 57 92nd
Population Density1 # 245 67th
Diversity Index2 # 319 57th
Median Household Income # 479 35th
Per Capita Income # 382 49th

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