Stanly County, North Carolina Population 2024

66,243

Stanly County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 66,243 with a growth rate of 1.6% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Stanly County, North Carolina is the 42nd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 60,578 and has seen a growth of 9.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202971,4681,0451.48%
202870,4231,0451.51%
202769,3781,0451.53%
202668,3331,0451.55%
202567,2881,0451.58%
202466,2431,0451.6%
202365,1981,0451.63%
202264,1531,0451.66%
202163,1084700.75%
202062,638-7-0.01%
201962,6455680.91%
201862,0776191.01%
201761,4586291.03%
201660,8292050.34%
201560,62430%
201460,621-14-0.02%
201360,6351710.28%
201260,464-67-0.11%
201160,531-47-0.08%
201060,578
199051,7653,2486.69%
198048,5175,69513.3%
197042,8221,9494.77%
196040,8733,74310.08%
195037,1304,29613.08%
194032,8342,6188.66%
193030,2162,78710.16%
192027,4297,52037.77%
191019,9094,68930.81%
190015,2203,08425.41%
189012,1361,63115.53%
188010,5052,19026.34%
18708,3155146.59%
18607,80187912.7%
18506,922-64,546-90.31%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.6% (1,045)
County Website
Stanly County
County Seat
2010 Population
60,578
Area
395 mi²
Density
168 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
9.35% (5,665)
Founded
1841

Stanly County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51,08581.45%
Black or African American7,09311.31%
Two or more races1,9703.14%
Other race1,2081.93%
Asian1,1811.88%
Native American1730.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Stanly County, North Carolina Population by Race

Stanly County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Stanly County, North Carolina Median Age

41.4

Total

40.5

Male

42.4

Female

Stanly County, North Carolina Adults

There are 49,237 adults, (11,851 of whom are seniors) in Stanly County, North Carolina.

Stanly County, North Carolina Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Stanly County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female31,08849.56%
Male31,63550.44%

Stanly County, North Carolina Population by Age

Stanly County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,7732.5574.925.1
Married12,0183.1588.511.5
Non Family7,6291.1964.935.1
Female2,6353.4348.751.3
Male1,4913.1162.437.6
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3.12

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Stanly County, North Carolina 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

Stanly County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stanly County, North Carolina 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 87.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.49%.

Stanly County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,464

Average Earnings

$48,397

Average Male

$35,307

Average Female

Stanly County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stanly County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Stanly County, North Carolina Language

93.5% of Stanly County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.14% of the population.

Stanly County, North Carolina Language

Stanly County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White48,9535,20810.64%
Black6,4782,31535.74%
Multiple1,89648125.37%
Hispanic2,76339414.26%
Other1,142907.88%
Asian1,181272.29%
Native15985.03%
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13.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.71%

Male Poverty Rate

15.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stanly County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stanly County, North Carolina is Black, with 35.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stanly County, North Carolina is Asian, with 2.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.73%.

Stanly County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.59%
High School13.32%
Some College11.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%
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Stanly County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.39%
Female Unemployed25.76%
Female Employed8.7%
Male Employed3.25%
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Stanly County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stanly County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Stanly County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Stanly County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Stanly County, North Carolina 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 45-54.

Stanly County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Stanly County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,261

Number of Veterans

2,976

Male Veterans

285

Female Veterans

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Stanly County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Stanly County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Stanly County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Stanly County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stanly County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Stanly County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Stanly County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Stanly County, North Carolina 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

76.2%

Born in Stanly County, North Carolina

96.02%

Native Born

3.98%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

2.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.02% of Stanly County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 76.2% having been born in North Carolina. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Stanly County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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