Stanley, North Carolina Population 2020

3,806

Stanley is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,806, it is the 180th largest city in North Carolina and the 5543rd largest city in the United States. Stanley is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 7.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,556 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Stanley has a population density of 1,412 people per square mile.

The average household income in Stanley is $61,776 with a poverty rate of 6.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $807 per month, and the median house value is $136,300. The median age in Stanley is 39.4 years, 36.5 years for males, and 41.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males.

Stanley Demographics

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

  • White: 87.59%
  • Black or African American: 10.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • 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 3,806, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,742.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,556.

Stanley, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,19187.59%
Black or African American39010.71%
Two or More Races621.70%

Stanley Population Pyramid 2020

Stanley Median Age

39.4


Total

36.5


Male

41.9


Female

Stanley Adults

There are 2,672 adults, (659 of whom are seniors) in Stanley.

Stanley Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Stanley Sex Ratio

Female

1,816

49.85%

Male

1,827

50.15%

Stanley Households and Families

Stanley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Stanley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
Non Family73.8%26.2%
All73.3%26.7%
Female56.5%43.5%
Male34.6%65.4%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3862.5473.3
Married7043.381.5
Non Family4271.2273.8
Female1772.5156.5
Male782.9534.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Stanley Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1134.55%
9th to 12th Grade2108.45%
High School Graduate90636.47%
Some College64926.13%
Associates Degree1355.43%
Bachelors Degree36814.81%
Graduate Degree1034.15%

Stanley Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1631,885392
Black23521846
Hispanic543927
Multiple Races38256

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,362$44,077$30,552
Less Than High School$36,375$37,583$
High School Grad$35,078$40,347$24,245
Some College$33,363$44,231$30,320
Bachelors Degree$52,159$52,159$47,500
Graduate Degree$72,083$130,185$71,250

$38,362

Average Earnings

$44,077

Average Male

$30,552

Average Female

Stanley Language

Stanley Language by Age

Stanley Language

94.82% of Stanley residents speak only English, while 5.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.39% of the population.

Stanley Poverty

Stanley Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,9381836.23%
Black361236.37%
Multiple621320.97%

6.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.92%

Male Poverty Rate

4.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stanley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stanley is Multiple, with 20.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stanley is White, with 6.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.46%
High School5.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%
Some College3.68%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed8.16%
Female Employed4.53%
Male Employed2.81%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Stanley Income

Stanley Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,179$61,776
Families$61,270$72,664
Married Families$67,763-
Non Families$28,911$35,379

Stanley Marital Status

Stanley Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Stanley Married by Age and Sex

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

Stanley Veterans

240

Number of Veterans

240

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam117
First Gulf War59
Second Gulf War51
Korea32
World War II14
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7468
75+67
55 to 6460
35 to 5425
18 to 3420
Name Veterans % of Total
White2189.12%
Black229.02%

$Stanley Veterans by Education

5.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stanley Employment Status

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Stanley Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.33%

Born in North Carolina

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.74% of Stanley residents were born in the United States, with 72.33% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,806320.85%
20193,774320.86%
20183,742461.24%
20173,696320.87%
20163,664722.00%
20153,592200.56%
20143,572100.28%
20133,562120.34%
20123,5500.00%
20113,550140.40%
20103,5364831.48%
20003,0532300.79%
19902,8230.00%