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Stanley is a town in Gaston County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
The community was named for Stanley Creek
The latitude of Stanley is 35.358N. The longitude is -81.097W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,086.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Stanley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gaston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28120 ZIP code.
22% of Stanley residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stanley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stanley was $17,403, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Stanley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Stanley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.
Libraries in Stanley include Stanley Branch Library ... View libraries
Gaston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stanley political report.
The average commute time for Stanley workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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