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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stanley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stanley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanley who work in office and administrative support (15.53%), sales jobs (12.81%), and business and financial occupations (7.36%).

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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Stanley is worth considering.

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

In Stanley, just 12.58% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Stanley in 2010 was $23,408, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,632 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 Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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