Stanly County, North Carolina

Stanly County, North Carolina

Infobox U.S. County
county = Stanly County
state = North Carolina

map size = 250
founded = 1841
seat = Albemarle | area_total_sq_mi =404
area_water_sq_mi =9
area percentage = 2.28%
census yr = 2000
pop = 58100
density_km2 =57
web =

Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 58,100. Its county seat is AlbemarleGR|6.


The county was formed in 1841 from the part of Montgomery County west of the Pee Dee River. It was named for John Stanly of New Bern (1774-1834), who served several terms in the North Carolina House of Commons and two terms (1801-1803, 1809-1811) in the United States House of Representatives.

Law and government

Stanly County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,047 km²), of which, 395 square miles (1,023 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (24 km²) of it (2.28%) is water.


The county is divided into ten townships: Almond, Big Lick, Center, Endy, Furr, Harris, North Albemarle, Ridenhour, South Albemarle, and Tyson.

Adjacent counties

*Rowan County, North Carolina - north
*Davidson County, North Carolina - northeast
*Montgomery County, North Carolina - east
*Anson County, North Carolina - south-southeast
*Union County, North Carolina - south-southwest
*Cabarrus County, North Carolina - west


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 58,100 people, 22,223 households, and 16,156 families residing in the county. The population density was 147 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 24,582 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.67% White, 11.46% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 2.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,223 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,898, and the median income for a family was $43,956. Males had a median income of $31,444 versus $21,585 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,825. About 8.10% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns, and places


*New London
*Red Cross



Places of Education


* [ Pfeiffer University] "Falcons"
* [ Stanly Community College] "Eagles"

High schools

* [ Albemarle High School] "Bulldogs"
*Christ The King Christian Academy "Lions" [ Gray Stone Day School] "Knights"
* [ North Stanly High School] "Comets
* [ South Stanly High School] "Rebels"
* [ Stanly Early College] "Tigers"
* [ West Stanly High School] "Colts"

Middle schools

* [ Albemarle Middle School] "Bulldogs"
* [ New London Choice Middle School] "Rockets"
* [ South Stanly Middle School] "Rebels"Christ The King Christian Academy Lions

Elementary schools

* [ Aquadale Elementary] "Indians"
* [ Badin Elementary] "Watts"
* [ Central Elementary] "Bulldogs"
*Christ The King Christian Academy [ East Albemarle Elementary]
* [ Endy Elementary] "Redskins"
* [ Kendall Valley Elementary]
* [ Locust Elementary] "Colts"
* [ Millingport Elementary]
* [ North Albemarle Elementary]
* [ Norwood Elementary] "Patriots"
* [ Oakboro Elementary] "Eagles"
* [ Richfield Elementary]
* [ Ridgecrest Elementary] "Raiders"
* [ Running Creek Elementary]
* [ Stanfield Elementary] "Wildcats"


External links

* [ Stanly County government official website]

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