Stanley, North Carolina Population 2021

3,832
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Stanley is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,832, it is the 180th largest city in North Carolina and the 5526th largest city in the United States . Stanley is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 7.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,556 in 2010. Stanley reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Stanley has a population density of 1,422 people per square mile.

The average household income in Stanley is $65,909 with a poverty rate of 7.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $820 per month, and the median house value is $141,100. The median age in Stanley is 37.2 years, 34.8 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Stanley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Stanleywas:

  • White: 85.00%
  • Black or African American: 12.80%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Stanley, North Carolina is 3,832 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,762.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,556.

Stanley, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,12785.00%
Black or African American47112.80%
Two or More Races812.20%
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Stanley Population by Race

Stanley Population Pyramid $2021

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Stanley Median Age

37.2


Total

34.8


Male

42.2


Female

Stanley Adults

There are 2,706 adults, (652 of whom are seniors) in Stanley.

Stanley Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Stanley Sex Ratio

Female

1,756

47.73%

Male

1,923

52.27%

Stanley Population by Age

Stanley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Stanley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male27.6%72.4%
Female54.2%45.8%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family76%24%
Married81.6%18.4%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Stanley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3952.5672.6
Married7443.1381.6
Non Family3631.3176
Female1902.5954.2
Male982.7727.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Stanley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1054.16%
9th to 12th Grade1977.81%
High School Graduate91736.35%
Some College65125.80%
Associates Degree1395.51%
Bachelors Degree40716.13%
Graduate Degree1074.24%
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Stanley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stanley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1331,877426
Black29627748
Hispanic675136
2+ Races34234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 53.73%.

Stanley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,082$44,149$31,358
Less Than 9th Grade$36,324$37,000$
High School Graduate$30,987$40,536$23,378
Some College$36,469$44,688$27,396
Bachelors Degree$60,000$54,063$65,402
Graduate Degree$88,750$133,148$74,205

$40,082

Average Earnings

$44,149

Average Male

$31,358

Average Female

Stanley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stanley Language by Age

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Stanley Language

95.17% of Stanley residents speak only English, while 4.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.12% of the population.

Stanley Language

Stanley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,8792197.61%
Black428307.01%
Multiple811518.52%

7.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.90%

Male Poverty Rate

5.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stanley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stanley is Multiple, with 18.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stanley is Black, with 7.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.04%.

Stanley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.07%
High School7.87%
Some College5.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%

Stanley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed8.06%
Female Employed4.99%
Male Employed2.31%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Stanley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stanley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,733$65,909
Families$62,179$73,239
Married Families$70,000-
Non Families$32,697$41,605
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Income by Household Type

Stanley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Stanley Married by Age and Sex

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Stanley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Stanley Marital Status by Race

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Stanley Marital Status

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196

Number of Veterans

196

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam90
First Gulf War36
Korea24
Second Gulf War24
World War II7

Stanley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+72
65 to 7442
55 to 6441
35 to 5422
18 to 3419

Stanley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1707.19%
Black268.41%

Stanley Veterans by Race

Stanley Veterans by Education

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7.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stanley Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Stanley Employment by Age

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Stanley Employment by Race

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Stanley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.98%

Born in Stanley

98.80%

Native Born

1.20%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.80% of Stanley residents were born in the United States, with 71.98% having been born in North Carolina. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Stanley Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,832350.92%
20203,797350.93%
20193,762350.94%
20183,727421.14%
20173,685300.82%
20163,655691.92%
20153,586180.50%
20143,568100.28%
20133,558140.40%
20123,544-3-0.08%
20113,547140.40%
20103,5334801.47%
20003,0532300.79%
19902,8230.00%

Stanley Population by Year