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Stanley, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Stanley had a population of 3,874 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,874
Daytime Population: Workers 1,474
Daytime Population: Residents 2,144
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 3,857
Population in Familes 3,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 1,446
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $38,151
Average Household Income $53,267
Per Capita Income $20,788


Total Housing Units 1,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,016 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $108,962
Average Home Value $133,071


Total Households 1,489
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,072
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.19% 0.66%
Households 1.22% 0.65%
Families 1.33% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2017 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 # 201 73rd
Population Density # 89 88th
Diversity Index # 555 25th
Median Household Income # 464 37th
Per Capita Income # 474 36th

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