Stanley is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,963 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Stanley is the 206th 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, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanley who work in sales jobs (11.91%), management occupations (11.85%), and office and administrative support (9.84%).
In Stanley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Stanley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Stanley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.03% of adults 25 and older in Stanley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stanley in 2018 was $26,151, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,604 for a family of four. However, Stanley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stanley is a somewhat 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.