Stanley, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,703 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.3%
 
Males: 1,709  (46.2%)
Females: 1,994  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 28164.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,306 (it was $35,867 in 2000)
Stanley:

$54,306
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,312 (it was $17,403 in 2000)

Stanley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $142,354 (it was $83,600 in 2000)
Stanley:

$142,354
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $139,750; detached houses: $142,918

Median gross rent in 2016: $743.

March 2019 cost of living index in Stanley: 97.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.8%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Stanley, NC (2016)
    • 3,26587.7%White alone
    • 3709.9%Black alone
    • 230.6%Two or more races
    • 170.5%Hispanic
    • 140.4%Asian alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone

Races in Stanley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Stanley, North Carolina as of September 17, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stanley is 109 to 1.


Crime rates in Stanley by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(60.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.0)
2
(55.5)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(127.6)
5
(159.4)
5
(158.4)
6
(191.4)
1
(30.3)
2
(62.5)
1
(31.0)
4
(111.1)
2
(55.4)
3
(83.4)
2
(55.0)
2
(54.6)
1
(26.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(255.2)
7
(223.2)
4
(126.7)
8
(255.3)
8
(242.5)
4
(125.0)
55
(1,704)
5
(138.9)
2
(55.4)
2
(55.6)
2
(55.0)
5
(136.5)
10
(269.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(797.4)
44
(1,403)
58
(1,838)
74
(2,361)
69
(2,092)
30
(937.2)
48
(1,487)
32
(888.6)
38
(1,053)
36
(1,000)
29
(798.0)
19
(518.6)
26
(700.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
100
(3,190)
75
(2,392)
84
(2,662)
102
(3,255)
58
(1,758)
80
(2,499)
62
(1,921)
82
(2,277)
106
(2,938)
98
(2,723)
66
(1,816)
55
(1,501)
57
(1,536)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(223.3)
4
(127.6)
4
(126.7)
6
(191.4)
10
(303.1)
1
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.5)
5
(138.6)
5
(138.9)
7
(192.6)
1
(27.3)
2
(53.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(60.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
2
(54.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 273.6)290.6322.1343.5419.3347.1211.8580.5263.3252.2226.2193.5164.0176.7

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City-data.com crime index in Stanley, NC

Crime rate in Stanley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
North Carolina average:

2.35
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Ancestries: American (39.1%), English (13.8%), German (7.4%), Irish (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 2.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,610 people per square mile   (low).

Stanley,NC real estate house value index trend

Stanley, North Carolina map

49 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,898 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,113 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (8.6 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (18.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (457.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Spencer Mountain, NC (1.9 miles),
Ranlo, NC (2.3 miles ),
Dallas, NC (2.3 miles ),
Mount Holly, NC (2.5 miles ),
Lowell, NC (2.5 miles ),
McAdenville, NC (2.6 miles ),
High Shoals, NC (2.6 miles ),
Iron Station, NC (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 81.10 W

Area code: 704

Distribution of median household income in Stanley, NC in 2016
Distribution of house value in Stanley, NC in 2016

Property values in Stanley, NC

Stanley satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Stanley, NC
Historical housing units in Stanley, NC
Most common industries in Stanley, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Machinery (7.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Stanley, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)

Average climate in Stanley, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Stanley, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.7. This is about average.

City:

73.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Stanley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Stanley town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 33.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stanley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from Stanley center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from Stanley center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 164.0 miles away from Stanley center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 178.6 miles away from Stanley center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 135.4 miles away from Stanley center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gaston County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stanley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Stanley:

  • STANLEY TOTAL LIVING CENTER (514 OLD MOUNT HOLLY ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Stanley:

  • ALEXANDRIA PLACE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/GASTO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXT CARE SVCS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • COURTLAND TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)

Amtrak stations near Stanley:

  • 8 miles: GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: CHARLOTTE (1914 N. TYRON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Stanley:

  • 15 miles: McGuire 1 and 2 in Cornelius, NC.
  • 19 miles: Catawba 1 in Clover, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stanley:

  • Gaston College (about 7 miles; Dallas, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,385)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 17 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 18 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 19 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 21 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 22 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 23 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Private high school in Stanley:

  • STANLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 34, Location: 299 N PETERSON ST, Grades: PK-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Stanley:

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Points of interest:

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Park in Stanley: Stanley Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Brevard Station Museum (112 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Ted Abernathy - Baseball player.

Gaston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Stanley and their reported violations in the past:

FANCY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-02-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-19-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EAST LINCOLN MISSIONARY BAPT (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LUCIA FOOD MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
QUICK SHOP/CASTANEA PRESBY.CH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-01-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-04-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ONYX BUILDING (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Stanley (2011 data):

  • Bank of North Carolina: Stanley Branch at 357 North Main Street, branch established on 2005/11/28. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $2,453.6 mil, Deposits: $2,119.0 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Bancorp
  • SunTrust Bank: Stanley Branch 286 at 416 Highway 27 South, branch established on 1985/12/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Stanley Branch at 101 North Main Street, branch established on 1948/03/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Communityone Bank, National Association: Stanley Branch at 206 South Highway 27, branch established on 2002/07/15. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Citizens South Bank: Stanley Branch at 412 South Highway 27, branch established on 2001/02/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,078.7 mil, Deposits: $878.1 mil, headquarters in Gastonia, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Stanley:

Marital status in Stanley, NC
  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Stanley:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
North Carolina average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Stanley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stanley, NC (based on Gaston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant85,092293
Mainline Protestant20,66662
Black Protestant6,05628
Catholic5,9143
Other1,7417
None88,372-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Gaston County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Gaston County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
Here:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gaston County:

10.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gaston County:

13.6%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.2%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Stanley:

38.4%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Stanley:

29.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Stanley:

14.4%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Stanley:

37.3%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Stanley:

48.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stanley, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$28,939$38,5852$85
Streets and Highways 5$9,963$23,9112$1,231
Other Government Administration 4$8,867$26,6016$1,695
Sewerage 4$10,933$32,7990$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,012$36,0727$2,804
Water Supply 1$2,984$35,8080$0
Financial Administration 1$4,367$52,4041$883
Firefighters 0$0 5$3,196
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 26$72,065$33,26123$9,894

Stanley government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $657,000 ($177.42)
    Water Utilities: $139,000 ($37.54)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($19.71)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $940,000 ($253.85)
    Sewerage: $821,000 ($221.71)
    Police Protection: $813,000 ($219.55)
    Regular Highways: $500,000 ($135.03)
    Financial Administration: $417,000 ($112.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000 ($68.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000 ($66.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $107,000 ($28.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($5.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($2.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000 ($10.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($4.59)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($2.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $791,000 ($213.61)

Stanley government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,291,000 ($348.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $227,000 ($61.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($6.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $203,000 ($54.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000 ($17.28)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($5.13)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,186,000 ($320.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $684,000 ($184.72)
    Highways: $102,000 ($27.55)
  • Tax - Property: $1,348,000 ($364.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $337,000 ($91.01)
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,000 ($2.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($2.16)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.54)

Stanley government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,876,000 ($776.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,388,000 ($644.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $488,000 ($131.79)

Stanley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,328,000 ($628.68)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,000 ($34.30)

7.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  2.21% ($50,588 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($36,426)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.42% ($38,543)


5.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.21% ($42,169 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($30,428)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.44% ($44,385)
Businesses in Stanley, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1La-Z-Boy1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1U-Haul2
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Hardee's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Stanley:

  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZRH (960 AM; 1 kW; DALLAS, NC; Owner: ZYBEK MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WGNC (1450 AM; 1 kW; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stanley:

  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WA2XKB (98.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: COLUMBINE INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Stanley:

  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
Stanley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Stanley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.0mTotal length
  • 11,640Total average daily traffic
  • 735Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,280Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Stanley, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Stanley, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Stanley)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Stanley, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ROCK QUARRY NC, 6971 Quarry Lane (Rock Quarry / 029553) (Lat: 35.431722 Lon: -81.013944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 86.5 m, Call Sign: WQIS832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • HP-1365, Stanley, Hp-1365, Stanley, 2900 Dallas-Stanley Road (Lat: 35.348667 Lon: -81.098778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQRK425,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2013, Expiration Date: 06/04/2023, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Stanley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Stanley)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$50,1101$70,310
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$33,3001$43,030
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stanley, NC
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 45.4%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stanley, NC
  • 68.7%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Stanley compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 39 pilots and 28 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 52 patent applications in 2008-2019.