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Staley, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Staley had a population of 421 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Staley is located at latitude 35.796 and longitude -79.5514 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Staley encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Town of Staley (GNIS ID: 2407394) 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 Staley is located within Township of Columbia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.


Staley, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 421 (100%)
Population in Households 421 (100.0%)
Population in Families 358 (85.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 363
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $59,220
Average Household Income $92,152
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $36,477
Wealth Index5 94


Total HU (Housing Units) 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $205,208
Average Home Value $475,591
Housing Affordability Index3 185


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.67% 0.7%
Households 0.69% 0.73%
Families 0.26% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.62%


Staley, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Staley to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 598 19th
Population Density # 537 27th
Median Household Income # 167 78th
Housing Affordability Index # 304 41st
Per Capita Income # 103 86th
Diversity Index # 439 41st

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