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Stanley, NC
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Stanley profile


Living in Stanley



Stanley is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,040 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Stanley is the 206th largest community in North Carolina.

Also of interest is that Stanley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.46% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Stanley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Stanley, the average commute to work is 31.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Stanley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Stanley who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.45% of the adults in Stanley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stanley in 2018 was $26,364, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,456 for a family of four. However, Stanley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stanley is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stanley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stanley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stanley include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Stanley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.