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Albemarle, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Albemarle is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanly County at latitude 35.36 and longitude -80.1921. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Albemarle 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 City of Albemarle (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albemarle: Albemarde.

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


Total Population 16,106
Population in Households 15,692
Population in Familes 12,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 414
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 6,646
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,752 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,895 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,052 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $120,470
Average Home Value $150,427


Median Household Income $36,313
Average Household Income $49,265
Per Capita Income $20,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.23%
Households 0.48% 0.29%
Families 0.67% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, 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 # 54 93rd
Population Density1 # 239 68th
Diversity Index2 # 332 55th
Median Household Income # 458 38th
Per Capita Income # 364 51st

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