Stanley, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Stanley, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Stanley had a population of 3,952 as of July 1, 2018. Stanley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 3,952
Population in Households 3,935
Population in Familes 3,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 1,475
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $42,128
Average Household Income $57,578
Per Capita Income $22,395


Total Housing Units 1,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $114,612
Average Home Value $137,044


Total Households 1,515
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,092
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.29% 0.89%
Households 1.28% 0.86%
Families 1.4% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2018 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 # 196 74th
Population Density # 92 88th
Diversity Index # 551 26th
Median Household Income # 396 47th
Per Capita Income # 429 42nd

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