Stanley, NC Overview

Situated in northeastern Gaston County, Stanley was originally known as Brevard Station for an 1860 depot named for the original landowners.  Like many communities in Gaston County, modern Stanley preserves the legacy of the former Stanley Creek Cotton Mills in it name.  Several flourishing companies are located in this area, adding opportunities for local employment to the pleasures of small-town living.  Residents have the advantage of the CaroMont Health system and Gaston Memorial Hospital, named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals.  In addition to the community parks with walking paths and sports fields, regional recreational amenities and outdoor adventures close to home range from tennis courts, skating rinks, and championship golf courses to pristine environments for camping, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and water sports.  Gastonia is home to two of Metropolitan Charlotte's largest shopping centers.  The county's art council ensures that top-name companies and touring groups are featured on local stages.


Population Growth (since 2000) 14%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,436.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.52
Households w/ Children 28%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 34%
Median Year in Residency 2.89

Housing Inventory

Stanley, NC Housing Inventory 1,051 143 432 1,051 143

Market Overview

71 listings with an estimated median price of $320,500

Price Count
$0 - 100K 1
$100K - 200K 6
$200K - 300K 24
$300K - 400K 22
$400K - 500K 11
$500K - 600K 1
$600K - 700K 1
$800K - 900K 2
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 2
Property Type Count
Single Family 52
Townhouse 8
Commercial 3
Rental 1
Lots and Land 7
Multi Family 1

(Data as of 6/9/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Stanley, NC Population Demographics

Total: 3,852


Median Age: 40.35

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Stanley, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Stanley, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Stanley, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Stanley, NC Highest Education Level Attained 288 924 204 52 222 209 680 288 924 204 52 222

Employment and Finance


Stanley, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $44,918)

Stanley, NC Income by dollar range 143 67 97 101 96 104 61 74 82 110 146 195 108 42 49 5 2 2

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Stanley, NC Crime

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