Stanley, North Carolina Population 2024

4,110

Stanley is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. Stanley has a 2024 population of 4,110. Stanley is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 3.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,973 in 2020.

The average household income in Stanley is $73,486 with a poverty rate of 3.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Stanley is 36.8 years, 35.3 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Stanley Demographics

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

  • White: 84.37%
  • Two or more races: 9.02%
  • Black or African American: 6.53%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,524.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.45% (137)
The current population of Stanley, North Carolina is 4,110 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,973.

Stanley, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,34784.37%
Two or more races3589.02%
Black or African American2596.53%
Native American30.08%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Stanley Population by Race

Stanley Population Pyramid 2024

Stanley Median Age

36.8

Total

35.3

Male

40

Female

Stanley Adults

There are 2,961 adults, (720 of whom are seniors) in Stanley.

Stanley Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Stanley Sex Ratio

Female1,90147.92%
Male2,06652.08%

Stanley Population by Age

Stanley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4552.6468.931.1
Married8283.377525
Non Family4001.2669.830.3
Male1382.2435.564.5
Female892.6260.739.3
showing: 5 rows

3.07

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Stanley 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

Stanley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stanley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 58.54%.

Stanley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,698

Average Earnings

$44,609

Average Male

$33,684

Average Female

Stanley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stanley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Stanley Language

94.09% of Stanley residents speak only English, while 5.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.85% of the population.

Stanley Language

Stanley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,0921123.62%
Hispanic26362.28%
Multiple35861.68%
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3.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.81%

Male Poverty Rate

4.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stanley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stanley is White, with 3.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stanley is Multiple, with 1.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.44%.

Stanley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.53%
Some College4.13%
High School2.3%
Bachelors or Greater
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Stanley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.33%
Female Employed4.66%
Male Employed0.83%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Stanley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stanley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Stanley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Stanley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Stanley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

205

Number of Veterans

155

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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Stanley Veterans by War

count

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Stanley Veterans by Age

count

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Stanley Veterans by Race

Stanley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stanley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Stanley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Stanley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Stanley 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

61.36%

Born in Stanley

99.6%

Native Born

0.4%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.6% of Stanley residents were born in the United States, with 61.36% having been born in North Carolina. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Stanley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,285350.82%
20284,250350.83%
20274,215350.84%
20264,180350.84%
20254,145350.85%
20244,110350.86%
20234,075350.87%
20224,040350.87%
20214,005320.81%
20203,9732185.81%
20193,755310.83%
20183,724431.17%
20173,681310.85%
20163,650691.93%
20153,581190.53%
20143,562100.28%
20133,552150.42%
20123,537-3-0.08%
20113,540140.4%
20103,52647315.49%
20003,0532308.15%
19902,823
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Stanley Population by Year