Stanley, NC
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Stanley is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,685 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Stanley is the 218th largest community in North Carolina.

Stanley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stanley is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanley who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), sales jobs (11.21%), and business and financial occupations (7.24%).

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.

Stanley is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Stanley with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.19% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stanley in 2010 was $22,757, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,028 for a family of four. However, Stanley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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