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.