Albemarle, North Carolina Population 2024

17,246

Albemarle is a city located in Stanly County North Carolina. Albemarle has a 2024 population of 17,246. It is also the county seat of Stanly County.Albemarle is currently growing at a rate of 1.41% annually and its population has increased by 4.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,450 in 2020.

The average household income in Albemarle is $65,557 with a poverty rate of 21.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Albemarle is 39.7 years, 38 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Albemarle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albemarle was:

  • White: 64.7%
  • Black or African American: 24.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Asian: 3.25%
  • Other race: 2.73%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
17.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
989.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.84% (796)
The current population of Albemarle, North Carolina is 17,246 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,450.

Albemarle, North Carolina Population 2024

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Albemarle Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,64064.7%
Black or African American4,03524.54%
Two or more races6413.9%
Asian5343.25%
Other race4492.73%
Native American1450.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Albemarle Population by Race

Albemarle Population Pyramid 2024

Albemarle Median Age

39.7

Total

38

Male

40.6

Female

Albemarle Adults

There are 13,007 adults, (3,585 of whom are seniors) in Albemarle.

Albemarle Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Albemarle Sex Ratio

Female8,50951.75%
Male7,93548.25%

Albemarle Population by Age

Albemarle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5352.457.842.2
Non Family2,4411.1847.552.5
Married2,3303.0185.914.1
Female1,1853.421.678.4
Male5793.0762.237.8
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3

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Albemarle Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Albemarle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albemarle Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 70.13%.

Albemarle Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,541

Average Earnings

$48,077

Average Male

$35,124

Average Female

Albemarle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albemarle Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Albemarle Language

91.2% of Albemarle residents speak only English, while 8.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.01% of the population.

Albemarle Language

Albemarle Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,9761,74843.96%
White9,9371,48614.95%
Multiple62310416.69%
Hispanic1,049736.96%
Other446265.83%
Asian534152.81%
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21.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.36%

Male Poverty Rate

24.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albemarle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albemarle is Black, with 43.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albemarle is Asian, with 2.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.29%.

Albemarle Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.55%
High School20.87%
Some College17.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
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Albemarle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.84%
Female Employed19.77%
Female Unemployed6.75%
Male Employed5.43%
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Albemarle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albemarle Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Albemarle Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Albemarle Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Albemarle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Albemarle Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Albemarle Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,039

Number of Veterans

934

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

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Albemarle Veterans by War

count

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Albemarle Veterans by Age

count

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Albemarle Veterans by Race

Albemarle Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albemarle Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Albemarle Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Albemarle Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Albemarle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.98%

Born in Albemarle

95.15%

Native Born

4.85%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

2.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.15% of Albemarle residents were born in the United States, with 73.98% having been born in North Carolina. 2.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Albemarle Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,4462401.32%
202818,2062401.34%
202717,9662401.35%
202617,7262401.37%
202517,4862401.39%
202417,2462401.41%
202317,0062401.43%
202216,7662401.45%
202116,526760.46%
202016,4502561.58%
201916,1941140.71%
201816,0801390.87%
201715,9411420.9%
201615,799-17-0.11%
201515,81670.04%
201415,809-34-0.21%
201315,843320.2%
201215,811-58-0.37%
201115,869-15-0.09%
201015,8842041.3%
200015,6807414.96%
199014,939-171-1.13%
198015,1103,98435.81%
197011,126-1,135-9.26%
196012,2614633.92%
195011,7987,738190.59%
19404,06056716.23%
19303,49380229.8%
19202,691
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Albemarle Population by Year